Thanks for your query.
Chronic post-nasal drip denotes chronic sinus condition. Recurrent attacks of common cold, with associated sneezing, throat irritation
, nasal discharge and stuffiness in nose (in the presence of chronic sinus problem) point towards nasal allergy
. Regular anti-allergic drugs like cetirizine + montelukast
+ azelastin nasal spray
and steam inhalation, will give tremendous relief.
and, YES. It is certainly spasm of the concerned muscles (but NOT broken ribs). A 5-7 days' course of a combination of anti-inflammatory pain-killers and a muscle relaxant
and hot compresses will cure your muscle pull.
Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me, order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable/modified treatment as advised.
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