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Have severe pain in upper rib toward sternum. What can heal?

I have severe pain in my right upper rib towards sternum. It is very painful to lie n my back, cough , sneeze and take deep breaths. But I can lie on my side with no pain. I had shingles (with no sores) on my left ribs but that radiated to my spine . This pain is worse and on the other side but does not radite - it stays YYYY@YYYY one place.
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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You seem to be suffering from costochondritis. In this condition there is inflammation of the joint where cartilage joins the sternum. It`s a benign condition but can be very painful. You should take a pain killer and apply some analgesic gel locally. You may also do some hot fomentation which will help.
Answered: Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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