Peptic Ulcers for Parents
Many people think that spicy foods cause ulcers, but the truth is that bacteria are the main culprit. Learn more about peptic ulcers.
Helicobacter pylori for Parents
H. pylori bacteria can cause digestive illnesses, including gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
Ulcers for Teens
Doctors once thought that stress, spicy foods, and alcohol caused most stomach ulcers. But ulcers are actually caused by a particular bacterial infection, by certain medications, or from smoking. Read all about ulcers.
Digestive System - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
Conditions that affect the intestines, liver, pancreas, and other organs in the digestive tract.
Stool Test: H. Pylori Antigen for Parents
A doctor may request an H. pylori antigen stool test if your child has symptoms that indicate a peptic ulcer, such as indigestion, abdominal pain, a full or bloated feeling, nausea, frequent belching, or vomiting.
Steroids for Treating Cancer for Parents
Unlike the steroids that body builders use, steroids used in cancer treatment are safe and help kids feel better.
Biopsies for Parents
Doctors order biopsies to examine tissue or cells when they're concerned about a problem such as an infection, inflammation, or cancer.
Kids and Smoking for Parents
The health risks of smoking are well known, many young people still do it. Here's how to help your kids avoid smoking, vaping, or using chewing tobacco - or quit, if they've already started.
Stomachaches for Parents
Kids can have stomach pain for lots of reasons - not all of them related to the digestive system. Here are some clues about what could be going on.
Diseases & Conditions - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
Looking for information about a chronic childhood condition or disease? Read about asthma, allergies, cancer, diabetes, heart murmurs, sleep disorders, and much more.