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A 30-year-old female asked:

3 1/2 yr old son woke up coughing says his chest hurts when he breathes has had md pediatric pneumonia 2 yrs ago (exactly) should i wait to see doc?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Coughing: Before running to the doctor assess the situation. Is the child running a fever? Does he have a post nasal drip? If PND is present use saline nose drops, and vaporizer and push fluids. If still concerned, see doctor.
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Dr. Lisa Ponce commented
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If your son is wheezing or febrile or is continuing to cough after he gets up and complains his chest hurts, call his pediatrician and take him in. Watch his activity level, his intake of fluids, and his breathing. Kids with simple colds may be congested or have sore throats, but they don't often complain of their chests hurting.
Jan 27, 2014
Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Chest pain in 3 yo: If your son is complaining of pain when he breathes i would have a physician listen to his chest, especially if he's breathing with more effort or faster than normal.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Choking/aspiration: In addition to infection, aspiration of an object, food or should be considered. Your physician may suggest a chest radiograph to help determine the underlying cause. If there are repeated episodes of infection, multiple systems such as ear infections, sinus infections, skin infections, immune deficiency should also be worked up

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