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Muscles over my rib cage are sore and swollen, strained, how do I treat this? Starts just below breast goes to bottom of ribs and wraps over to flank.

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine
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Muscle strain should resolve on it's own if you avoid whatever exercise caused it in the first place.
An OTC analgesic can be used as needed.

In brief: See below

Muscle strain should resolve on it's own if you avoid whatever exercise caused it in the first place.
An OTC analgesic can be used as needed.
Dr. David Lipkin
Dr. David Lipkin
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Dr. Richard Reams
Yes and can apply some moist heat or dry if the moist isn't available and take Ibuprofen 600 mg up to 3 times daily with food or meals being careful not to take for long periods of time (8 to 10 days).
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