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What causes pain at the upper right rib cage?

i am experiencing a pain at the upper right rib cage when i cough or sneeze, also when i lay down on either side of my body with shortness of breath. I had the flu and it left me with this dry cough and itchy throat and now i am experiencing the above mentioned symptoms. Althea
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
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This treatment is being suggested on bases of the information provided. However, I would like to examine & investigate the patient in detail. Control hypertension, diabetes or any other metabolic disorder, if there is any.

Any way it may be tried:

- Dolokind Plus (Mankind) [Aceclofenac + Paracetamol] 1 tablet OD & SOS for 5 days.

- Caldikind plus (Mankind) 1 tablet OD for 10 days. (You may need help of your local doctor to get these medicines.)

- Fomentation with warm water. Let the part not be exposed to cold air.

- Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding.

- Use no pillow under the head.

- Avoid painful acts & activities.

- Do mild exercises for neck and shoulders and hips and knees and ankles. (Take help of a physiotherapist.)

- Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem.

- Do ask for a detailed treatment plan.

- Make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines.

- For emergency treatment visit nearest hospital.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.


Dr. Nirmal Chander Gupta,

Orthopaedic Surgeon
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