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Treatment of Chest Pain

In case you already suffer with chest pain, do you know how to treat the pain? You better have a good knowledge about this matter since chest pain requires immediate medical attention. As a part of articles about chest pain, we would like to give you general information about treatment of chest pain.

Things You Should Do
You or your loved ones experience chest pain for the first time, what you should do? You can follow the following suggestions:

  • Stop all activities immediately
  • Look for medical care as soon as possible

How if you or your loved ones already have chest pain? These are the suggestions:

  • Get rest and lying down on the floor or a bed until you feel better
  • Follow you doctor’s orders, such as consuming aspirin, nitroglycerin tablets (under your tongue), etc.
  • Check the body’s temperature with a thermometer (probably you have a fever)

Things You Should Not Do
You had better follow the following advices:

  • Do not continue or perform any kind of activity. Lay your body down and get rest
  • Do not consume food or drink until the chest pain disappear
  • Do not consume pain drugs, such as Motrin, Advil, or any narcotic pain drugs

Record Your Pain History
Record all your pain and be sure that you jot down information about your type of pain, when it started and the location. Share this information with your doctor to help him/her make a better assessment.

Contact Your Doctor
You should contact your doctor or nurse immediately if your chest pain lasts for more than several hours along with the following factors:

  • Fever
  • Confusion
  • Having palpitations (“skipped” heart beats)
  • Feeling very heavy around the chest area
  • Vomiting
  • Pain radiates into the left arm
  • Pain also feels in the jaw or left shoulder
  • Feeling lightheaded or faint
  • Feeling nauseous or sweaty
  • Breathing problems

Emergency Call
Look for medical care as soon as possible when you experience these things:

  • Sudden, sharp and severe pain (pressure on the chest)
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Sweating or nausea
  • Throwing up blood
  • Palpitations (Skipped heart beats)
  • Breathing problems
  • Pain in the jaw, neck, shoulder, or left arm
  • Fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit along with bad cough

You should consult with your doctor and other health care professionals to get a better knowledge and information about treatment of chest pain.

Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about treatment of chest pain.

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