Shortness Of Breath Accompanied By Pain In The Area Between The Stomach And Chest In A 1 Year Old Child?

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Night. I want to ask, my 1 year and 9 month old nephew suddenly felt weak and complained of pain between his chest and stomach while playing around. I don’t know exactly where it hurts. But his breath was a little short. Previously, he often played running but never complained of pain or looked short of breath. Is that normal or do you need to see a doctor? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hi mariaulfah,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Limpness, shortness of breath, accompanied by pain in the area between the stomach and chest in children can occur due to various reasons. If the complaint occurs after the child has played running around, then there is a possibility that this complaint will appear after a collision in the stomach or chest area. Or, it could be that your child's complaints occur for other reasons, for example:


Gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa)

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)

Gastroenteritis (intestinal infection)
Myalgia (muscle pain)
Heart disease

Pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma), and so on

If the pain your child feels is so great that he can't return to playing, then of course this needs to be watched out for. You should check your child directly to the doctor so that a more in-depth examination is carried out. Moreover, if the pain, weakness, and tightness that your child feels appears accompanied by complaints such as vomiting, diarrhea, blueness, pallor, and so on.


At this time, you can first follow some of the following suggestions:

Calm your child
Apply warm water to the sore area
Ask your child not to run around yet, take a break
Avoid massaging the affected area too hard
Give the child comfortable clothes, not too tight in the chest and stomach area
Remind children to eat more regularly

Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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