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How can I get rid of a severe rib pain from coughing

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on how: .. you got the rib pain. Sometimes you can hurt your intercostal muscles by exerting too much physical activity. This twisting injury can take weeks ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Nonsteroidal med: Nosteroidal anti inflammatory drugs like Motrin Aleve (naproxen) etc are better though Codeine containing drugs can be used for pain relief.
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Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience sports medicine
Costochondritis: Take Aleve (naproxen) or naproxyn 375 mg twice daily for associated costochondritis rib pain. Ensure that there is no herpes zoster lesion present.
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A male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Evaluation needed : Sensation of gas and pressure in the chest and back may not be related to gas at all, e.g. cardiac pain may feel like gas. Best would be to be evaluat ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
37 years experience Pain Management
Pain specialist: This is most likely an intercostal neuralgia, or irritation of the nerve associated with each rib. A qualified pain management specialist should evalu ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Depends...: On the cause. One common cause is asthma, and there are many very good medications on the market to control asthma inflammation in the airways and de ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Short answer: You could try Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and drinking lots of water but, if you have had your symptoms for a week or more or if you have risk factors li ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
First,: Why are you coughing? That needs to be determined as simple suppression is not advisable for a number of reasons. The inciting process may continue ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
More information: You may need a chest xray, inhalent, or other breathing treatments as well as antireflux medication. Asthma can be set off by lying flat if you are ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
How long have you: How long have you had the chest congestion and cough for? Do you have any lung issues or do you smoke? Any other medical problems? These factors will ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anhkiet Tran
14 years experience Urgent Care
Cough treatment: To get rid of cough, you have to treat the underlined conditions. Cough is a symptom, not a disease. Therefore, there is no one best medication to get ... Read More

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