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Pain in the lower rib bone while coughing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi XXXXXXXX
User :   Hi any Doctors there???
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   Hi doctor
User :   yes u should help me out
User :   before that small intro
User :   my name is XXXXXXXX
User :   My ageis 24
Doctor :   hi XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   I am in B'lore
User :   i have a problem from past 15-20 days
User :   my lower rib bone is paining
Doctor :   which side?
User :   while coughing
User :   left side
Doctor :   any fever/ cough?
User :   no fever ,no cough
User :   but i get snizing due to dust allergy
Doctor :   any injury?
User :   6-8 snizzes per time
User :   no injury
Doctor :   any breathing difficulty?
User :   no every thing fine
User :   One doctor checked me..He said everything is fine and gave me some pain killer,but i did not use them
Doctor :   did you have a fever or throat infection before this started?
User :   No throat infection and fever
Doctor :   do you smoke?
User :   No do not smoke
Doctor :   when did this doctor check you?
User :   A week before
Doctor :   has the pain increased since then?
User :   Actually i donot get pain normally
User :   I get when pressed or cough
Doctor :   is the pain only on coughing/ even otherwise?
Doctor :   ok
User :   also while pressed on ribs
Doctor :   has the pain increased since you saw the doctor?
User :   no its constant...and slightly decreased i feel
User :   i get lot of acidic flum while brushing teeth
User :   is there any problem with that
Doctor :   yes- you might have GERD
Doctor :   gastro esophageal reflux
Doctor :   it increases your chances of getting cavities in your teeth/ can cause bad breath
Doctor :   dont take the pain killers then-
Doctor :   avoid spicy foods/ oily foods
Doctor :   r u thr?
Doctor :   I have to close this window as there is no response from your side. Please get back if you need any medical advice.
User :   yes i am there
Doctor :   Hi again
Doctor :   even GERD can cause a discomfort/ pricking pain
User :   Is there any problem to the part below my ribs
Doctor :   as you have already had a n examination and have no major problems/ injury it is unlikely
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   just wait for 2 more days and go back to the doctor who examined you a week back if the pain persisits
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   yes
User :   yes
Doctor :   try avoiding spicy foods/ oily foods
Doctor :   and don't sleep for atleast 2 hours after a AAAAAAA
User :   would u suggest some low dosage medicine
User :   ok ,
Doctor :   Not necessary- as you do not have much discomfort
Doctor :   dietary modifications should help you
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the reflux is bad you can take Gastracid Syrup 10-15 ml before food
Doctor :   3 times a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with
User :   Actually i am a slim guy
User :   Can i improve my body doing Gym
Doctor :   yes- but good diet is also needed
Doctor :   and it will take time and hard work
User :   could you suggest some regular diet
Doctor :   we will mail you a diet chart
Doctor :   it is too big to put in the chat
User :   ok,ok,thanks doctor
User :   Can i meet u again through chat
Doctor :   welcome;
Doctor :   any day 9am - 9 pm the chat is available
Doctor :   there are other doctors also
User :   If i need a particular only
Doctor :   we cannot predict which computer you will land on
Doctor :   but you can post a query if you wnat and i'll answer it
User :   i will have same computer daily
User :   can i have ur contact info
Doctor :   i meant on our side
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   email- YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   thanks for consulting us, bye for now.
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