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Have chest pain during swallowing of food. Muscle pull? Serious? Should I consult doctor?

My 14 year old son has chest pains only on right side from middle of chest to armpit. He says the pain is severe when swallowing any food or drinks. He is not over weight and is very healthy. He states the pain is not in his throat like you would get with acid reflux. It's more in his chest muscle. I don't know if it's just from a pulled muscle and with time it will get better or should I be taking this more serious and take him to the E.R
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for your query

i can feel your concerns

it seems to be a muscular pain

i advise to take rest

donot lift weight

cold massage is also helpful

you can also apply some local painkiller like diclofenac sodium on site

take some oral painkiller and musclerelaxant as well

usually it settle with time

however if pain continues then i advise you to consult your doctor for proper examination

he may need few investigations like x-ray after consulting your doctor

wishing him a speedy recovery

Hope i have ansewered your query
i am available for your help
Answered: Tue, 16 Jul 2013
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