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Cough, sore lower ribs, mascular pain, What should i do?

Hi I have had a nasty cough for 3 and a half weeks and I now have very sore lower ribs, is the likely to be muscular or is it common to crack ribs from coughing

The pain is in the lowest rib on my right side and is tender from the back getting more painful to touch as you follow the rib fond to the side/front. Twisting my torso to the right hand side also give SMS discomfort.
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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The pain in the chest and ribs could be related to a muscular sprain or a rib injury caused by recurrent coughing. Giving adequate rest, hot fomentation and a muscle relaxant will help in reducing the pain.
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Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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