First Aid: Chest Painsenparents pain can be caused by many things, but it is rarely a sign of heart trouble in children. Here's what to do about it.chest pain, asthma, trouble breathing, pulled muscle, rapid breathing, breathing, racing heart, palpitations, fluttering, pressure in chest, dizziness, fainting, blue lips, blueish, gray, grayish, tightness, discomfort, burning sensation, coughing, wheezing10/16/200905/02/201809/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD05/01/20183d736e68-ac0c-4f81-8fe4-7c53a613bb9b<p><a href=""><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><a href="">Chest pain</a> can be caused by many things, from a pulled muscle to <a href="">asthma</a>. Depending on the reason for the pain, the symptoms may differ. Chest pain in children is rarely a sign of heart trouble.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <ul> <li>tightness</li> <li>discomfort</li> <li>burning sensation</li> <li>pain when taking deep breaths</li> <li>coughing</li> <li>wheezing</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <ul> <li>Call the doctor if your child has ongoing chest pain.</li> </ul> <h3>Get Emergency Medical Care If:</h3> <ul> <li>Chest pain happens during exercise.</li> </ul> <p>Your child has:</p> <ul> <li>trouble breathing or rapid breathing</li> <li>a racing heart or heart palpitations (fluttering)</li> <li>pressure in the chest</li> <li>dizziness or fainting</li> <li>blue or gray color around the lips</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <p>It's hard to always avoid chest pain because it has many possible causes. But you can:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Make sure kids get routine <a href="">immunizations</a> to prevent infections that could cause chest pain.</li> <li>Follow the doctor's treatment plan if your child has asthma.</li> <li>Avoid foods that seem to bring on indigestion.</li> <li>Make sure kids have a <a href="">sports physical</a> before playing organized sports.</li> </ul>
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