Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
137 Doctors are Online

Diagnosed with bronchitis, have immense cough with severe shooting pains in rib during cough. Cracked rib?

Hi, I ve had a cold for about 3weeks and recently went to the local ER (2 days ago), after an X-ray the doctor concluded I had bronchitis . Since then i have been put on 40mg of prednisone daily and 2 500mg tablets of biaxine daily. Along with Flovent as an inhaler , 4 times daily. I have been coughing immensely and have recently been getting extremely severe shooting pains in my rib cage when coughing. To the point where It hurts to stand. Is this serious, or anything like a cracked/ fractured rib? What can I do to relieve the pain?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  62
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
prednelone is okay according to condition you described
you have o taper of slowly
can add montair Fx *(combination of montelucast and fexofenadine bd
syp tosse 1 tsf bd
you can continue wih inhalers also
can add dico as pain killer
you can continue for 14 days
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor