Q. My father has some crawling sensation in chest. What is it?

Answered by
Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Apr 29, 2016 and last reviewed on: Aug 13, 2019

Hi doctor,

I need a consultation for my father. He is 56 years old. His height is 5 feet 8 inches and weight is 78 kg. He looks healthy. He is not obese and there is no history of ortho, cardiac or uric acid problems. Sometimes, he might have high BP. He does not smoke, chew tobacco or drink alcohol. Two months ago, he felt chest pain. When we visited a physician, his ECG and BP were normal 120/80 mmHg. He prescribed some medicines and my father became perfect in two days. Three days ago, he again felt the same pain. He was given some medicines by the doctor; however the pain subsided very gradually. He is also feeling like something crawling and slight tickling sensation in the chest. Again all his tests were normal. Heart rate was 110. The pain is now very less, but still present. Please give suitable advice.

Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • To clear your doubts regarding your father's chest pain, it looks like gastritis.
  • Most chest pains are not heart related and it is good that you got an ECG done.
  • The type of pain he complains is typical of gastritis, so to treat it I would like to know what medications his doctor had prescribed.
  • They should be antacids that he is required to take for a month minimum. In addition, I will advise you to give him Gelusil syrup as and when he feels the pain.
  • Avoid caffeine and take small meals at short intervals to avoid this in future. Do keep a check on his sugars too and get HbA1c done yearly once at least. Take care and get well soon.

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