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Suggest treatment for chest infection

i had a very bad chest infection 2/3 weeks ago ,my rib cage was aching with coughing ,since it has cleared i am left with a sort of muscle pain below my ribs ,its not a consistant dull pain it comes now and again depending on which way i move or lie ,thank you
Fri, 22 Sep 2017
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Follow these steps for better symptomatic relief in musculoskeletal pain.
1. Avoid heavyweight lifting and strenuous exercise.
2. Avoid movements causing pain. Avoid sudden jerky movements of chest.
3. Sit with proper back support.
4. Apply warm water pad on affected areas.
5. Take painkiller and muscle relaxant drugs like paracetamol or ibuprofen.
6. Wear rib belt.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these in 1 week.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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