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Chest wall injuries can be excruciation as the muscles are constantly in action - thanks to breathing efforts. Each movement of the chest can not only cause pain but also affect healing time.
The inhaler should take care of any breathing difficulty that you might have. But I wish the doctors also prescribed you some antinflammatory drugs to take care of pain. If you have history of asthma, that may have prompted the doctors not to write a pain killers to you.
So if you do not have any wheezing
or bronchial asthma
you may consult a general physician. He/she can prescribe you a good antiinflammatory drug to reduce the pain. This will also aid in faster recovery.
If a doctor visit isn't feasible, you may try tylenol
(if you aren't allergic to paracetamol
) along with hot compresses to reduce the pain and discomfort. A side view of the chest (right or left lateral view) can be requested if the pain is mainly involving the sides (lateral chest wall).
I wish you a speedy recovery and I hope you found some useful information on Healthcaremagic.