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Stuffy nose, chest congestion with post nasal drip, cough, pain below rib cage. Is it gas?

Stuffy nose , some chest congestion with post nasal drip , no fever, slight cough . Going on four days. This morning I developed a pain that comes and goes in waves just beneath where my ribcage separates in the front. I have been sniffng a lot and swallowing a lot. just gas? Something else to look for? I have not eaten today; two cups of coffee, three glasses of water and two glasses of tea.
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that you are having upper respiratory tract infection with an increase in acidity in the stomach.

You should take an antihistamine like cetrizine 10 mg once a day along with a decongestant like phenylephrine for relief from stuffy nose and post nasal drip.

Retrosternal pain can be relieved by taking an antacid like Omeprazole 40 mg along with Domperidone 10 mg once daily before breakfast.
You should also avoid spicy/oily foods and avoid remaining empty stomach for long durations.
Also avoid excess of tea/coffee.
Drink lot of pure water daily.

If the problem persists, get yourself clinically examined and investigated.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Wed, 31 Jul 2013
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