Ulcer Symptoms in Children
Ulcers are painful sores in the stomach lining that can happen to adults and children. Symptoms in children are the same as adults, and advances in research have proven that some beliefs in their development are untrue. Ulcers are not caused by stress or spicy food. Ulcers are caused by several factors such as bacteria (H. pylori) and drugs.
Pain is the worst of ulcer symptoms. This occurs because the strong acid in the stomach irritates and burns the area where the lining is deteriorated.
When the child eats alkaline food that neutralizes acid, the pain subsides.
The pain and irritation in the stomach causes vomiting. It may be severe or just nausea caused by the ulcer.
Loss of appetite is common because of the stomach pain. Patients lose weight due to poor eating habits.
Diarrhea from improper digestion and breakdown of food is common.