A 64-year-old female asked:
I've had a bad cold coughing for 3 weeks now been to doctor said virus no meds still sick should I do something ribs hurt from coughing?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Harris Cohen answered
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Cough: Due to rib cage pain, i would recommend a cough suppressant such as Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) and an antiinflammatory such as ibuprofen. Humidifying the air and nasal saline may also help. If the cough persists, see your physician as an x-ray may be required.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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