Chest Pain in Children Overview
What is chest pain in children?
A child with chest pain has discomfort in the chest. Chest pain has many causes. Any organ in the chest can cause pain, including the heart, lungs, blood vessels, esophagus, ribs, nerves or muscles.
What are the symptoms of chest pain in children?
Symptoms that occur with chest pain include back pain, cough, difficulty breathing, faintness, weakness, palpitations, nausea, excessive sweating, fever, and wheezing.
How does the doctor treat chest pain in children?
Treatment for chest pain in children depends on the underlying cause. Musculoskeletal chest pain may be treated with rest, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Chest pain due to pneumonia may require antibiotics.
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