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My 9 year old has been complaining of pain on the middle of her chest?

My 9 year old has been complaining of pain on the middle of her chest?

See her doctor.: Chest pain in children can be caused by sore chest muscles, inflammation of rib cartilage, asthma, stress, and (rarely) heart issues. Your daughter needs to see her doctor soon for evaluation, diagnosis, and (if needed) treatment. ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter is complaining of severe chest pain? She is not sick or hasn't falling.

My 9 year old daughter is complaining of severe chest pain? She is not sick or hasn't falling.

Pediatric : Take her to the pediatrician or children emergency room. Impossible to guess the cause without seeing the child. ...Read more

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My 9 year old had very bad chest pain. After a visit to the doctor, we found out he has nodules on his lungs. What would cause that?

Workup/mgt: Pulmonary nodules have a distinct appearance on CT scans. The pain suggests that the lining of the lung is involved or that there could be involvement of the nerves/muscles or rib cage. I would suggest that he be tested for TB and other fungal infections. Once a cause is established, immune workup as well. pulmd@aol.com to review more history/scans. ...Read more

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Hi, my 9 year old daughter is wheezing, coughing, constant chest pain, and has trouble breathing. She was negative for cf, and taking a asthma test.

Hi, my 9 year old daughter is wheezing, coughing, constant chest pain, and has trouble breathing. She was negative for cf, and taking a asthma test.

Has asthma: Your child has asthma. A asthma test is a good idea to see what her baseline lung function is, but it is not needed to make the diagnosis here. She has wheezing, cough, dyspnea (trouble breathing) - she has asthma.She needs to be hit hard with meds immediately to get symptoms under control - she may even be bad enough for inpatient admission. Then the doc visits to asthma and/or allergy specialist ...Read more

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Hello Dr my 9yr old son has a rash on the back of his neck and chest. What could this be?

Hello Dr my 9yr old son has a rash on the back of his neck and chest. What could this be?

Rash: There are many causes for rashes. In children, most are not harmful. A doctor would need to see the rash to identify its cause and treatment. However, in general, rashes that itch would respond to an antihistamine (benedryl) . A rash that is not changing can be watched to see if it would resolve on its own. And the opposite, rash that is getting worse should be seen within days by the doc. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old daughter said her chest is sore - is that a sign she's developing?

My 9 yr old daughter said her chest is sore - is that a sign she's developing?

Depends: On where her chest is sore. If it is sternum (breastbone) then no. If it is a pain under her nipple and a small lump there too then yes. If it is ribs then no...She could have been over active and strained a muscle. Need to know where it is sore. ...Read more

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