Treatment options for abdominal pain include taking medications to counter ulcers, inflammation and gastroesophageal reflux disease as well as avoiding foods and drinks that worsen the problem, according to WebMD. Surgery may help counter abdominal pain that occurs as a result of a hernia or appendicitis.
Antibiotics help treat infections that cause pain in the abdomen, states WebMD. Medical care is necessary for people with severe or lasting abdominal pain, or who vomit blood. Symptoms that require urgent medical attention include difficulty breathing, painful pregnancy and bloody stools.
Eating smaller portions, eating a healthy diet and drinking water regularly may prevent the problem, explains Healthline. Waiting for at least two hours after a meal before lying down and exercising frequently may help as well.