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Symptoms of disease - chest pain in children(1)

Chest pain in children may indicate the presence of dangerous diseases.
* Sudden acute stitching pain in the chest
* Psychogenic pain in the chest
* Pain in skin diseases
* Pain muscle origin
* Pain in the defeat of the spine
* Pain in diseases of the lungs
* Pain in cardiovascular diseases
* Pain in the defeat of the esophagus

Which diseases there is chest pain in children(1)

The majority of children ever complained about pain in his chest. You must find out the exact place of localization of pain, as the child often calls breast epigastric the abdomen. Important are the following details: what is the impact of traffic on the nature of the pain, arise if their muscle tension after a meal, are there in physical work or during sleep, whether the child is suffering a bronchial asthma.

Sudden acute stitching pain in the chest: this condition is characterized by cramping in the lower part of the chest, usually on the one hand, or in the upper part of the abdomen. Usually occurs after a meal during physical exertion. The cause of the pain is the tension of ligaments peritoneum (the membrane that covers the abdominal cavity), which are connected with the diaphragm.

Help: reassure the child, let him rest. After a while the pain should subside spontaneously.

Psychogenic pain in the chest: if any of adult members of the family is constantly complaining about the pain in the chest, then the child can begin to imitate. This kind of pain can occur when the baby is sleeping or playing.

Help: try to distract the child talk or play.

Pain in skin diseases: chest pain may occur with fences psoriasis. In this case, the skin can see a rash in the form of grouped red bumps or blisters. In addition, there is the increase of temperature of the body and swollen lymph nodes.

Help: so as shingles contagious disease, the better to call the doctor at home and not to drive the child to the hospital, where he may infect other children.

Pain muscle origin: a common cause of complaints on pain in the chest of children bruises or viral myalgia (inflammation of the muscles, caused by a viral infection).

The pain usually occur suddenly, are strong localization. The muscles in the affected area can be painful during feeling. Other symptoms are absent.

Help: help the imposition of heat (hot water bottle, woollen cloth) on the sore spot. In severe pain you can give crushed aspirin or panadol. The dose is prescribed by the doctor after the inspection.

Pain in the defeat of the spine: the disease of the cartilage tissue ribs (costal chondrite), the defeat of the processes of vertebras in trauma, disease or rheumatoid arthritis leads to the denial of nerve and pain in the chest.

Help: to eliminate the cause of the pain you should treat the underlying disease.

Pain in lung disease: inflammation of the lungs, complicated by inflammation of the pleura (the membrane that lines the chest cavity), causes a strong, dagger pain, which are amplified by vigorously breath and give into his shoulder.

Assistance: an inflammation of the pleura the infectious nature is more common in severe inflammation of the lungs. The child needs urgent hospitalization.

Pain in cardiovascular diseases, rheumatism, tuberculosis, after acute respiratory infections can develop pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane covering the heart) or myocarditis (inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart). The pain at the usually dull, aching without a clear localization, can give in the shoulder or neck. It is amplified when swallowing, and the energy of the respiratory movements. In the heart of the monitored noise, synchronous with the beats of the heart.

Assistance: the child should always consult with a doctor. The confirmation of diagnosis requires hospitalization.

Pain in the defeat of the esophagus: pain in the sternum may be caused by inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis), if a child swallows a substance, irritating the mucous membrane.

Other causes of pain is a foreign body in the esophagus (for example, fish bone), hiatal hernia, ulcers of the esophagus. The pain intensifies if swallowed, in the supine position or when tilted forward. In addition the child may have difficulty swallowing, bloody vomiting, chair of black color, or excessive salivation.

Assistance: the child needs to endoscopic examination of the esophagus, which can only be done in a clinic or hospital. If the symptoms are threatening character, for example, the sharp pain when swallowing, bloody vomiting, it is necessary to call an ambulance.

Which doctor should I contact if there is a chest pain in children(1)

  • Dermatologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Psychologist
  • Neurologist
  • Neuropathologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Gastroenterologist

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