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Having shapr pains on my left side when I sneeze and cough :

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Having shapr pains on my left side when I sneeze and cough
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: Its nly coughing and sneezing due to allergies not a cold
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 6 months ago.

Hello

I assume you are talking about pains in the chest?

If so, pneumonia and other serious problems need to be ruled out now.

If you mean abdomen, this needs and exam as it can be from many causes.

I would get examined now, pain from cough is often either muscular, or a serious problem.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Your symptoms do not suggest anything serious.

Ribcage cartilage pulling from coughing or sneezing is the likely cause of your symptoms.

The muscles of the ribcage are used forcefully while coughing or sneezing.

Anti inflammatory medications like ibuprofen should help with the recovery.

You should check with your doctor also.
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