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A female asked:

left side pain under rib cage age 20 female gets worse when coughing should i take 2nd doses of antibiotics or go be seen?

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Dr. Jill Butler
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Be seen.: The possible causes are many and include broken rib, pneumonia consolidation, post-tussive syndrome etc. i recommend a clinical examination and a chest x-ray before taking more antibiotics. In the meanwhile, add a topical agent such as a menthol rub or "Olbas oil."

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Last updated Nov 14, 2016

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