Active substances: Isotretinoin
Within a 2-year observation period after the treatment, Amichai et al.
Partial improvement was observed in 6 patients from group I and 4 patients from group II. The therapy was continued for 6 months. Sixty patients with moderate acne were qualified for the study.
In that case, your child might have costochondritis: it is an inflammation of the joint of the breastbone and ribs, caused by coughing.
It is nothing to be concerned about, although you might want to bring your child to the doctor to check if they need any anti-inflammatory medication.
Have they been under unusual stress during the past days?
Children can get stressed too. From school pressure to bullying to family or even friend issues, children get stressed just like adults do.
Stress-related chest pain is more common than you might think and, of course, it is not serious at all. Have they been injured during the past days? If your child has had an injury in their chest during the past days, you can easily link that to the pain they would feel.
However, other things like unusually intense exercise or weight lifting can cause chest pain because of straining of the rib muscles.
How long has their chest been hurting for? If the pain has been persistent for months or even longer than that, you can definitely rule out heart disease from your worries.
If the pain is caused by cardiac disease, your child would not be able to ignore it for that long, as it is very strong or linked to fatigue and passing out.
How much does it hurt? You should worry about heart disease only if the pain is severe and comes all of a sudden.
Improvement in skin lesions was observed, in group I in 94. Within a 4-year observation period, recurrence was found in 3. A similar therapeutic regimen was used by Sardana et al. Prospective studies were carried out on 320 patients diagnosed with moderately severe acne.
The study was followed by a 6-month observation period.