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Sometimes coughing can strain muscles and result in inflammation. It's especially common where the ribs connect to the sternum (the breastbone) and the inflammation is called costochondritis. Anti-inflammatory medications like naproxen (Aleve) or inuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can help with the discomfort. Since it has been two weeks since this happened, I would suggest you see your primary provider. He or she may want to do a chest xray to make sure you don't have pneumonia that caused the coughing.