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Diagnosed with bronchitis, have immense cough with severe shooting pains in rib during cough. Cracked rib?

Hi, I ve had a cold for about 3weeks and recently went to the local ER (2 days ago), after an X-ray the doctor concluded I had bronchitis . Since then i have been put on 40mg of prednisone daily and 2 500mg tablets of biaxine daily. Along with Flovent as an inhaler , 4 times daily. I have been coughing immensely and have recently been getting extremely severe shooting pains in my rib cage when coughing. To the point where It hurts to stand. Is this serious, or anything like a cracked/ fractured rib? What can I do to relieve the pain?
Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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prednelone is okay according to condition you described
you have o taper of slowly
can add montair Fx *(combination of montelucast and fexofenadine bd
syp tosse 1 tsf bd
you can continue wih inhalers also
can add dico as pain killer
you can continue for 14 days
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