First Aid: Chest Painsenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-FA-ChestPains-enHD-1.jpgChest 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-4f81-8fe4-7c53a613bb9bhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chest-pain-sheet.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-aid-guides.html/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-firstaid-enBT.jpg" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-symptoms-chest-pain.html/">Chest pain</a> can be caused by many things, from a pulled muscle to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/asthma-center.html/">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="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vaccine.html/">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="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-physical.html/">sports physical</a> before playing organized sports.</li> </ul>
A to Z Symptom: Chest PainMost causes of chest pain in kids and teens are not serious and will clear up with minimal or no treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-symptoms-chest-pain.html/902b6a93-0282-43e6-ad65-d99969919d80
Asthma CenterVisit our Asthma Center for information and advice on managing and living with asthma.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/center/asthma-center.html/fcf87d3b-2976-44ee-843e-5d897168cc59
Being AfraidHave you ever been afraid? Everyone gets scared sometimes. Find out more about fear in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/afraid.html/c9e97ce3-0e30-4d1c-a5ba-9f91b26a5e60
Can I Work Out Without Breast Pain?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-bra.html/fc69c587-1923-490a-b4b4-023b7602322a
CostochondritisCostochondritis is a painful swelling of the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone. It's one of the most common causes of chest pain in kids and teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/costochondritis.html/bdd5a2f4-a292-4128-a8a8-afd4d87106fc
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)Gastroesophageal reflux disease doesn't just affect old people who eat too much while watching TV. Active, healthy teens can have GERD too.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/gerd.html/a2ccead6-1b16-4eaf-9861-18e46ecd611b
Sports Physicals If you play team sports, you may have had a sports physical. A sports physical is a visit to the doctor to make sure you're in good enough shape to play the sport you want to play.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/sports-physicals.html/62d1262f-bc73-4ccb-b817-f3feeff2ae69
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