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Child complaining of ribs pain. No relief from medications. Cause of pain?

My 6 year old daughter almost daily lately has been complaining of her ribs hurting . She isn t able to tell me the kind of pain! She was really crying last night....feel helpless! We have tried kids Tums, a Tylenol , a gentle heat pack, I ask if she needs to use the restroom, and she tells me usually that she has already gone....?????
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Please see your Pediatrician.

Your Pediatrician will look into her calcium, vitamin D status. If vitamin D levels are low (inadequate exposure to sunlight, vegetarian by diet) then she might need supplementation in correct dosage.

Even if everything is normal or its just a growing pain, you should give her daily calcium supplements with vit D in recommended levels.

I suggest you see your doctor and get his advice. Till then you may try Ibuprofen syrup in a dose of 7.5 mg/kg/ dose when pain is severe.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your daughter good health.

Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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