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Is there any breathing discomfort?
Do you still have cough?
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The symptoms you have described of having pain under left rib cage when you cough or sneeze can be due to a condition called pleurisy.It is an inflammation of the pleura, the double layered membrane that covers the lung.Most likely it is caused by viral infection, or other lung lesions nearby the pleura causing its irritation and inflammation.
Other possible causes can be overexertion of the chest wall muscles,inflammation of chest muscles due to coughing.
Following will help you greatly:
This will subside the inflammation & hence the pain will be relieved.This will help you greatly.
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Yes,radiating pain to the upper back is a typical symptom of pleurisy.Sometimes upper arm & shoulder are also involved because of nerve irritation.
Yes,you can take aleve.It contains naproxen which is also a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Aleve works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain.It will help greatly in relieving the pain.
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This usually go away within couple of weeks.Follow the above treatment measures for quick recovery.