Chest pain can be caused by many things, from a pulled muscle to asthma. Depending on the reason for the pain, the symptoms may differ. Chest pain in children is rarely a sign of serious heart trouble.
Signs and Symptoms
pain when taking deep breaths
What to Do
Call the doctor whenever your child has ongoing chest pain.
Seek Emergency Medical Care
Chest pain is accompanied by:
trouble breathing or rapid breathing
a racing heart or heart palpitations (fluttering)
pressure in the chest
dizziness or fainting
blue or gray color around the lips
exercise or exertion
It's impossible to always avoid chest pain, considering its many potential causes. But you can:
Make sure kids get routine immunizations to prevent infections that could cause chest pain.
Follow the doctor's treatment plan if your child has asthma.
Avoid foods that seem to bring on indigestion.
Make sure kids have a thorough physical examination before participating in organized sports.