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My throat has been hurting weeks and the front-right

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my throat has been hurting for 2 weeks and the front-right region of my rib cage hurts when i cough
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. I shall try my best to assist you while you are corresponding with me.
Do you have heart burn?
Post nasal drip?
Bitter taste at the back of the throat?
Sputum/ phlegm with cough?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
No?
Which query are you answering?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
dont want to pay more to talk
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the reply.
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If you have had a sore throat with chest pain for the past 2 weeks, then you should be looking at lower respiratory tract infections.
You will need antibiotics for this and for that you need to see your PCP.
Mean while, you should start on steam inhalations thrice a day with added menthol crystals. Gargles with aspirin or saline thrice daily and lozenges to soothe the throat.
I would also suggest that you start on an anti inflammatory like Tylenol 2 tablets thrice a day for 3 to 4 days to reduce any inflammation.
Let me know if you have any concerns about this.
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Best wishes.