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Persistent cough, left sided lower back pain. Iced it, taken ibuprofen. History of asthma. Treatment?

Hello. I was sick over christmas and still have a lingering cough (in addition to having asthma ). I usually end up with a coughing fit in the middle of the night. Last night I had a really bad coughing fit and felt (maybe even heard) a pop. Followed by the worse pain I have ever felt in my left side lower back. I ve dislocated me knee in the past and this was so much worse. What can I do? I iced it and took Ibuprofen .
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
With the described symptoms , there is possibility of persistence of asthma.
Presence of cough more during night times suggest the diagnosis.
Yet you should consult with internal medicine specialist / chest physician and should go for thorough check up.
You should also go for chest x ray and complete blood count, ESR.
Exact diagnosis can only be made by clinical examination.
You should also go for x ray of lumbosacral spine for better clarification.
Meanwhile you should also take muscle relaxant along with ibuprofen.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava

Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gopal Krishnam Raju's  Response
take montelukast+fexofenadine tablet at night yo shall be allright :)
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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