What does pain in the rib cage after flu infection indicate?
Chest pain could be due to Pleurisy>
Thanks for posting your query.
I appreciate your concern for the chest pain.
The features described in your history are suggestive of Pleurisy.
Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain when you take a breath, cough or sneeze.
It may also occur with:
Asbestos-related disease, chest trauma, pulmonary embolus, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus.
You are advised to visit your doctor for proper examination and may be you need certain lab tests like CBC, Chest X rays to find out the exact cause.
Treatment depends on the cause of the pleurisy.
Bacterial infections are treated with a course of appropriate antibiotics and analgesics like Codeine to reduce the pain.
Hope the suggestions given above could be useful in getting the treatment.
Should you any doubt, please feel free to send your query.
Wishing a good health.