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How to overcome the persistent cough with greenish phlegm and pain in ribs while breathing ?

have had a persistant cough for a few weeks now with greenish phlegm. comes with constant headaches and now pain in ribs or lung on the right side under breast when breathing, coughing, or touching it. last night hot then had the chills. female age 22, smoker of weed and cigarettes
Mon, 13 Jan 2014
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Hi and Welcome to HCM,

How long you are smoking?. This condition may be smoker's bronchitis. You have to stop smoking. Treatment options include anti-histamines expectorant containing Bromohexine, antibiotics can be given since you might have bacterial infection. Due to cough and exertion you will get this pain in ribs or lungs. Other possibilities includes pneumonia, sinusitis. Drink hot water. Menthol inhalation is advised.

Wish you speedy recovery

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