Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
194 Doctors are Online

Severe cough causing intense pain under rib cage, hurts on touching. What is the reason?

I ve been coughing for seven weeks and now I have a severe pain right under my left rib cage. It looks like one of my ribs is poking out but it is soft and squishy. It hurts even from the lightest touch! I don t know what it is but it HURTS REALLY BAD!!! It has been there for a week now and the pain has gotten slightly worse throughout the week. Please help me understand what this is!!
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  72
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Andreasegall,
Pain in rib cage during severe coughing , may be due to muscular pain of the thoracic cage.
You should get yourself examined by a Physician and get a X-Ray Chest done.
Also take antihistamine like Fexofenadine and cough suppressants syrup containing Codeine. Pain can be relieved by taking pain killers and hot fomentation. You should take medicines under medical supervision.
I hope this is useful to you.
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor