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A 27-year-old female asked:

what are the best ways to reduce shortness of breath associated with costochondritis? md prescription and home remedies?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Pain meds to reduce: the inflammation from it and supporting hte chest by taping it or using a cushion against the painful site would certainly help. Doing slow deep breathing exercises daily (5-6 times) for 3-5 minutes each time, can be helpful. The Costochondritis will run its course over 2-3 weeks or so. If not improving or getting worse, make sure you see your PCP to ensure nothing else is going on. Good Luck.

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Last updated Apr 13, 2017

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