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    What causes pain in rib while sneezing ?

This past Sunday, while battling chest congestion, I sneezed and felt severe stabbing pain in the left side of my rib. As of today, when I cough there is a strong pull on that side. How long before that would go away? I am thinking it was a muscle pull.
Wed, 7 Aug 2019
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Your symptoms seem to be related to a muscle strain.

I suggest using anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen to relieve the symptoms.

I also suggest using Voltaren gel for local application.

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

Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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