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    What causes pain around the rib cage while coughing?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: Hi. I have been coughing for 2 weeks and now the area around my rib cage is swollen and hurts whenever I cough.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Treatment is to stop coughing

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

The hurting rib cage is most probably due to excessive coughing.

I can see that you have taken antibiotics. Unfortunately antibiotic resolve infection but may not help with the coughing.

I would like to know whether the cough is associated with mucous or not. Accordingly a cough syrup can be suggested. Also let me know any other relevant details like thickness of mucous, fever, any other medicine use etc.

Waiting for your reply.
Dr Vaishalee
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