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Suffering from upper respiratory infection and asthma. On prednisone and z pack. Pain under the breast. Reason?

I have been sick with upper respiratory infection and asthma for the last two weeks. I m on prednison and have completed the Z-pak. However, for the last week, I have been experiencing a burning/pressure/pain sensation next to my left breast and underneath it. I haven t been wearing a bra to try and avoid this pain. Any advise. I ve already had shingles and the vaccination for shingles, but at times the pain seemed to mimmick those symptoms. Please help.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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The pain may be of three things
1. Cardiac have an ECG for that
2. Lungs that is pleuritic chest pain Have an xray for that. That is lower respiratory tract infection can spread to the pleura the outer covering of the lungs
3. Musculoskeletal that is inflammation of the costal cartilages known as costochondritis that can be treated with simple pain killers.

You should have pain killers for that now that includes Tab. Ibuprofen 400 mg thrice daily for 03 days and have proper workup for the chest pain.

I hope I am successful in solving your query If you have further you can ask me
Take care and good rest
Dr. Azhar Sattar
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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