My child has sudden chest pain, what should I do?

Chest pain is also a common clinical symptom in children. Many parents think that there is something wrong with their child’s heart. This idea is wrong, because in addition to the heart, the chest organs of our human body also include breasts, tendons, bones, etc., and stomach discomfort can also cause chest pain, so chest pain in children is not equal to heart disease, but heart disease is not ruled out Therefore, if the child’s pain is in the middle of the chest, parents must pay attention to it. In children, the cause of chest pain is rarely organic. Nevertheless, chest pain in children can cause serious anxiety and panic to the parents of the children, affecting their study and life. Here are some common causes of chest pain in children.

1 Costal cartilage inflammation: it is a non-specific inflammation, It often occurs in the costal cartilage. If children suffer from this disease, they will often feel chest pain by themselves. The pain site is fixed, usually unilateral. Children with costal cartilage inflammation often have cough, runny nose and other cold symptoms or virus infection symptoms before the pain, and sometimes there will be needle-like pain, especially when they are quiet, and then suddenly take a deep breath. This situation will occur several times a day. times, but it will slowly return to normal after a short rest.

2 Skeletal muscle: If there is a problem with the skeletal muscle in children, it will cause chest pain, which is one of the main reasons, the cause of skeletal muscle damage Including children accidentally bumped into while playing games, muscle strain, being pressed by heavy objects, fractures, etc. We usually operate things with the right hand, so the muscles on the right side of the chest are relatively more developed than those on the left side, and are less likely to be injured, while the left side often causes sprains or pain due to exercise, which is easily mistaken for heart pain.

3 Pediatric heart disease: Chest pain caused by the heart is more common than that of adults, and rare in children. All congenital heart diseases such as atrial septal defect, Ventricular septal defect, aortic stenosis, pulmonary valve stenosis, aortic sinus aneurysm, aortic stenosis, etc. are all possible causes of chest pain. In addition to congenital heart disease, myocarditis and pericardial inflammation can also cause chest pain in children, but fever or general fatigue is more common in these diseases, so chest pain is not the main symptom of these diseases.

4 Rib fracture: It is the nature of children to love to play, especially some little boys, who will accidentally fall when they play more excitingly , and then a rib fracture occurs. Under normal circumstances, the fracture will cause severe pain, which is still persistent, but some may also have symptoms of chest tightness and swelling.

5 ​​Severe bronchitis or asthma: When children suffer from severe bronchitis or asthma, they will cough. It will affect the chest muscles or bones and cause chest pain symptoms. This kind of chest pain can be effectively relieved after giving bronchodilators; chest pain caused by pulmonary embolism will be more serious, but this situation is relatively rare. If more severe chest pain occurs, It needs to be ruled out first and dealt with in a timely manner.

6 Gastrointestinal problems: If children have gastrointestinal problems, it will also cause chest pain, usually at the lower part of the chest near the upper abdomen. Before and after meals, in addition to chest pain, symptoms such as vomiting acid water, acid reflux, and chest burning fever may also occur. Taking gastric medicine at this time can effectively relieve the pain.

7 Psychological factors: Chest pain in children is caused by psychogenic factors, which is the most difficult to diagnose among various clinical causes of chest pain Psychogenic chest pain is mainly caused by children’s psychological or emotional problems, such as quarreling with classmates, being criticized by teachers at school, etc. After a series of examinations in the hospital, no cause can be found. Difficult to diagnose, but easy to treat. As long as you ask the child patiently, after finding the knot in your heart, you can cure this chest pain without relying on medicine.

If the child has pain symptoms, parents can make a preliminary judgment, so that the doctor can better provide the child’s information when making a diagnosis. Happening. Through effective assessment methods to clarify the cause of chest pain in children, and then to provide effective treatment measures, it has certain clinical significance for alleviating the anxiety and fear of children and their parents, and enabling children to return to normal life and study as soon as possible.