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Sore ribs due to whooping cough. Pain in the lower back. Popping sound from the ribs. Need further tests?

I had whooping cough 3 months ago which lead to sore rib. For the last several days the pain in my lower left back and side under ribs has been extreme. Ive had several xrays that came back negative. Earlier today I coughed and heard a pop sound in my ribs area with the most awful pain. I can hardly breathe, cant walk, sit or lay down. Should I go back to the doctor for additional testing? The pain is more than I can take.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Hi,
The pain is due to pleurisy is secondary to any cause such as pneumonia Have peoper ttreatment for that.
If you have coughing and chest pain have complete treatment that includes a combination of
1. An antibiotic such as Avelox 400 mg once daily for 05 days.
2. An oral decongestant such as Loratidine and in cominabtion with pseudoephedrine by the name of Telfast D twice daily for 05 days.
3. An antitussive for cough such as Acefyl cough or sancos D 02 TSF thrice a day for 01 week.
4. Pain killer such as Ibuprofen 400 mg thrice a day for 03 days.
If you have any symptoms of Acid reflux than use Omeprazole 40 mg in the morning before breakfast with other drugs

I hope I am sucessful in solving your query If you have more you can ask me.
Take care
Regards,
Dr. Azhar Sattar

Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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