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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 heart trouble.
Your child has:
It’s hard to always avoid chest pain because it has many possible causes. But you can:
Visit our Asthma Center for information and advice on managing and living with asthma.
Asthma means breathing problems. Find out what’s going on in the lungs and how to stay healthy, if you have it.
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.
Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That’s why it’s important to make sure that kids and teens get a sports physical.
Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That’s why it’s important to get a sports physical.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Most causes of chest pain in kids and teens are not serious and will clear up with minimal or no treatment.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease doesn’t just affect old people who eat too much while watching TV. Active, healthy teens can have GERD too.
Costochondritis 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.
Asthma keeps more kids home from school than any other chronic illness. Learn how to help your child manage the condition, stay healthy, and stay in school.
Have you ever been afraid? Everyone gets scared sometimes. Find out more about fear in this article for kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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