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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What causes tightness in his chest along with diarrhoea and lack of saliva?

My son is having tightness in his chest and finding it hard to breathe. He has diaherreah and having problems creating saliva. Any position he lays in is giving him the tightness in his chest. He's been up all night. Took him to the ER this morning and had a chest xray and it was fine. He also has no appetite. This has been going on for two days.
Wed, 2 Mar 2016
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi thanks for asking question.

Chest x ray normal so pneumonia like condition mostly less likely.

Here it could be simple generalised viral infection as you have diarrhea also.Treat it symptomatically .Take more water.
For nasal blockage decongestant can be taken.

Anxiety can lead such chest muscular spasm.Avoid anxiety and stress.

Sometime gastric problem might lead such chest pain.

Muscle relaxant drug can be taken for relieving spasm.

ECG also done if chest pain refer to shoulder and arm also.

You will mostly will OK in few days.

Wish you good health
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