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Child hurt chest, painful, has light cough

hi, my 8 year old daughter just fell off her bike and the handle bar went into her chest , she is now complaining of severe pain , wont let me touch it and has a light cough
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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your daughter is really in pain
if she has severe pain and cough it could BE THAT SHE HAS GOT fracture in rib
do get an x ray done of chest to rule out internal injury
cough could be because of pleuritis
if that is ruled out pain killers and rest ll help
take care
Answered: Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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