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Applied ice to back after injury. Coughing. History of pneumonia

My mother (82 years) fell today. She describes the area as her upper back (under her bra). she has put ice on the area on and off for the last few hours. The main thing that concerns her is that she is coughing again. She had pneumonia - and had a chest x ray last week. Doc said pneumonia is gone. She has had an occasional cough but the fall seems to have activated it. Could this activation of her cough be serious. She s not in alot of pain, just sore.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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hi.. thanks for using HCM..
you mother had pneumonia past week, and got treated..
now she had apllied ice for injury, now she has cough again..
apllying ice is nothing to do with the cough..
pneumonia for recovering completely it will take 3-4 weeks, though infection is cured, the pnumonic changes will reverse late..
dont worry about the cough, can use cough suppressants if needed..
if she is recombent all the time because of injury, there is possibility of infection of lung (pneumonia) again..
all the very best..
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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