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Breast bone pain, deep breath hurts, coughing hurts. Done Chest X ray, normal. What is going on? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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User:I have a pain in my left breast under bone (rib). when i get a cough or deep breath, the pain is very high. I cant tolerate at that time. Please suggest me the specialist doctor for this problem.
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:I believe we had a phone discussion few days ago, how are you now?
Doctor:Haven't the symptoms improved?
User:yes,even i cant lift my kid also
Doctor:Has your cough improved?
Doctor:Are you still having breathing difficulties?
User:but i feel the pain regularly
Doctor:like I mentioned in our last discussion as the Chest was normal
Doctor:the pain that you have currently is arising from the
Doctor:tissues of the chest wall.
Doctor:It could either be an inflammed soft tissue / muscle or minor fractures of the rib bone.
Doctor:Both these condition will heal itself as your cough reduces.
Doctor:Hence the onus is on controlling the cough.
Doctor:If you are not on any cough syrup, I would suggest you Syp Tus Q
Doctor:You might take this 1 tsp twice or thrice a day.
Doctor:Along with it also try steam inhalation.
Doctor:For the pain,
Doctor:you can take some antiinflammatory drugs.
Doctor:Antiinflammatory drugs are available over the counter as Tab.Dolo 650mg / Ibuprofen or as prescription medications like diclofenac.
Doctor:You can try any of these medications depending on the severity of the complaints.
Doctor:soft tissue inflammation worsen with every activity of yours
Doctor:so it absolutely necessary that you avoid any physical exertion such as lifting weights, children or any other exercise.
Doctor:Rest adequately.
Doctor:You can consider the option of visiting a general physician or pulmonologist.
Doctor:A thorough examination of the chest can help us rule out any other possibility that I may have missed.
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