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When should you go to a hospital for costochondritis?

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Go to a hospital's emergency room if you have difficulty breathing or if any of the following symptoms occur. These symptoms generally are not associated with costochondritis:

  • High fever not responding to fever-reducers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil)
  • Signs of infection at the tender spot, such as pus, redness, increased pain, and swelling
  • Persistent chest pain of any type associated with nausea, sweating, left arm pain, or any generalized chest pain that is not well localized. These may be signs of a heart attack. If you are not sure what is causing your condition, always go to the emergency room.

From: Costochondritis WebMD Medical Reference

 

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 05, 2020

 

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eMedicineHealth: Costochondritis

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 05, 2020

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