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Asthma, chest pain, burning sensation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello doctor
User :   i have a question for my son
Doctor :   Please proceed ,
User :   yesterday he was complaining of chest pain
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   his 7 years old male
User :   has astma
Doctor :   Ok, since when is he asthmatic ?
User :   he said that it hurts in the middle of his chest even w/out touching it
User :   since he was a baby
User :   but he doesnt have astma right now
Doctor :   Ok, is there any relation if the pain with breathing ?
User :   i let him have deep breating but he said it doesnt hurt
User :   but when his chest hurts it radiates to his back the same site infront but a burning sensation
Doctor :   Ok, i would not consider the asthma being the cause here by any chance , as it can cause fibrosis in the lungs resulting in chest only seen in old ages
Doctor :   Does he have nausea or vomiting during bafore oa after the pain
User :   dr. i would like to correct, he said when his front chest pain hurts the back burning sensation is in the right side of his bach
Doctor :   Ok, does he has any associated symptom like nausea , vomiting , excess sweating , etc ?
User :   and when both already hurts he feels like his whole body hurts as well
User :   he said he fells dizzy only before going to bed
User :   prior to having his complain we dewormed him like 3 days before
Doctor :   Ok ,did it help ?
User :   it hurt after 3 days that i de wormed him
User :   his brother 2 weeks ago had german measles and just finished his antibiotics
User :   i dont know if there could be any connection
Doctor :   , i do not think there would be any type of connection with his brothers infection.
User :   ok
Doctor :   the cause of his symptoms as i suspect in him are likely from the esophagus
Doctor :   could be acid peptic disease or esophageal spasms
Doctor :   try to treat the same with milk of magnesia first
Doctor :   one tea spoon twice daily
User :   what causes it? and how could I confirm that he might have it?
Doctor :   if the pain subsided the it will be due to acid peptic illness and will come down over time and faster with milk of magnesia
User :   ok 1 teaspoon in the am and 1 at night
User :   should I give him before or after eating?
Doctor :   If the pain do not come down with milk of magnesia then i would ask you to take him to a gastreoentrologist to get the esophageal spasms ruled out
Doctor :   it would be better if given before food
User :   ok so his chest pain has got nothing to do with his heart?
Doctor :   And just before breakfast in the morning and once before the diner in the night
Doctor :   NO , I am sure it could not be due to heart or asthma
User :   ok that a reliff
Doctor :   Do not worry , its not serious
User :   but what could have cause this kind of problem?
User :   is it to certain kind of food
Doctor :   Th food habits , like more of spicy foods , irregular timing of the food intake
Doctor :   skipping meals etc
User :   yes his eating time has change when summer vacation started his been playing so much outside
User :   thank you very much doctor
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Wish him al good health
User :   your welcome i have to go I also have PT with my spine thank you again
User :   i will
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Take care
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