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Severe cough causing intense pain under rib cage, hurts on touching. What is the reason?

I ve been coughing for seven weeks and now I have a severe pain right under my left rib cage. It looks like one of my ribs is poking out but it is soft and squishy. It hurts even from the lightest touch! I don t know what it is but it HURTS REALLY BAD!!! It has been there for a week now and the pain has gotten slightly worse throughout the week. Please help me understand what this is!!
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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Hi Andreasegall,
Pain in rib cage during severe coughing , may be due to muscular pain of the thoracic cage.
You should get yourself examined by a Physician and get a X-Ray Chest done.
Also take antihistamine like Fexofenadine and cough suppressants syrup containing Codeine. Pain can be relieved by taking pain killers and hot fomentation. You should take medicines under medical supervision.
I hope this is useful to you.
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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