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As long as the rib is not hurting your lung tissue, it will heal by itself over 6 to 10 week period. Rib X-rays are recommended to confirm any displacement of the rib. Excessive cough can be controlled by codeine based cough suppressant besides your current treatment. Hydrocodone also can be use which also helps with pain short term. Given the addictive nature of these medications, short term use is justified to control the severity of symptoms. Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star on top).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable authentic answers!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/