A 23-year-old female asked:
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pinching sensation around ribcage.. radiates to my back and armpit..sudden 2second chest pain.. coughing & hacking everyday post nasal drip contant

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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: You pulled an intercostal muscle or have a slight tear of the attachment of an intercostal muscle to a rib. The cause is vigorous coughing Use a medicine to dry up your nose like Zyrtec (cetirizine) or laratidine and a cough suppressant both ORC
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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