Indigestion is pain in the upper part of the belly. It is also called dyspepsia. It often occurs with bloating, burning, burping, and nausea. Most of the time it happens while or after eating. It's usually minor and goes away within several hours.
Sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint the cause of this problem. Home treatment and over-the-counter medicine often can control symptoms. Try to avoid the foods and situations that cause it. This may keep it from coming back.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
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