Chest pain

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Child Health

Complaints of pain in the chest when breathing or coughing while common in children quite often.Adolescents malaise svya

associated with it, are more common than in younger children.Fortunately, at this age are rare serious diseases, such as heart disease.

Often chest pain accompanied by a burning sensation, increased skin sensitivity.

to determine the cause of pain is important that you have a child exactly the place where he feels pain, and watched, whether it will increase or decrease when moving or breathing.It should also clarify how and when the pains began.

All this is necessary to first talk to your doctor.

Possible causes

causes of chest pain can be very different - from injuries in the fall and ending with a serious infectious disease.

Sometimes the chest pain associated with the emotional sphere.For example, a small child, complaining that he had a sore chest to draw attention to themselves, tend to imitate adults, who often complain of pain in the heart.A child older may worry about

something else (for example, has not learned the lesson and is afraid that it will cause to the board), and chest pain can be a major manifestation of this anxiety.Keep in mind, and in these cases

pain is real for the child, even if there are no obvious physiological reasons.When the chest pain associated with psychological factors, they quickly use i disappears if the child is distracted, 1 will you love, play, or go to sleep.

development of infants as

development of mammary glands from de-girls and boys during adolescence can cause swollen glands and, as a result, breast pain.However, they are usually short-lived, lasting no more than two months.

kick in the chest during the game, in sports or in an accident can cause pain in the chest is noticeable swelling, scratch or bruise. child needs to be hospitalized, if it received a strong blow to the chest or serious injury.The mobility of child with limited, and he feels severe pain.

Lung infection (pneumonia) and bronchitis

If the pleura is affected, the pain is concentrated in a particular place and the breast are sharp, piercing character.To reduce the pain, the child starts to breathe fast and shallow.Coughing or other sudden movements intensify the pain, especially when coughing and long strained.When letochnyh infections are frequent complaints

pain under the ribs on the front of the body.

tion res tract disease

Chest pain is often the result of pleurodynia - viral respiratory diseases.Most often, it takes one to two weeks after recovery.

esophageal irritation

When the acidic contents of the stomach goes up the esophagus, it may cause indigestion and discomfort, and then there is a sharp, burning pain, especially after eating.

If a child has swallowed a foreign body stuck in the throat, it also causes difficulty in swallowing and chest pain.

How can I find out more and more precisely in the child a possible cause of the pain.

pain, which is mainly caused by the child's emotions, can be revealed without their parents to see a doctor, especially if mental discomfort occurred recently.The pain disappears when the child may be distracted from it some interesting occupation.But if this state lasts more than one day, it is best to consult a doctor. Be sure to talk with your doctor, if:

chest pain accompanied by other symptoms: frequent cough, slight fever;

pain caused by a gentle blow chest trauma or preserved, but not in the form of an intense, more than one day.In such a situation, the pain, although the constant must not interfere with the normal activity of the child;

observed frequent mild chest pain. Immediately call a doctor, if:

chest pain is strong and constant.Pain associated with high temperature above 38,5 ° C;

child can not breathe deeply because of the pain;

child can not lead a normal life.The child breathes often lacks air temperature is increased;

child was hit in the chest or injured, but able to walk and move despite the pain.

If the kid can specify the place where it hit, it is very important information for the doctor.If the child is actively engaged in physical exercise, sports, then ask them to repeat their movements and pay attention to the moment when the pain gets too bad.

If pains are minor or are psychological in nature, children usually continue their usual classes, easily distracted and forget about the ailment, moreover, they are usually not disturbed sleep.

pain caused by psychological reasons, usually associated with stress factors: pressure on a child in school, sports or meeting with one of the parents, if they are divorced.Minor or based on emotion and the pain can be controlled at home.But if the complaints continue for a long time, then make a visit a doctor.

When the pain in the chest, you need to use common sense, and especially do not worry with little discomfort.But a serious blow to the chest or pain with pronounced other symptoms require immediate involvement of qualified physicians.

doctor follow the course of disease and medical history of the family members, hold a physical examination of your child.

He must find out whether the baby before the disease of the chest, asthma, anemia or sickle erythrocytes.For the doctor it is also important whether the observed family members such pain.During the physical examination, he will determine the affected area, find out if the pain gets worse when moving or breathing.You must tell the doctor whether your child has recently chest injury, and not connected with any pain meal.Often!this test is sufficient to determine the source of pain and to take the necessary therapeutic measures.

additional tests may be needed to study pain in chest particular location (e.g., ribs after injury, pain that may be associated with heart disease).It can be X-ray of the ribs and chest, blood and (in some cases) a study of cardiac activities - electrocardiogram or echocardiogram.