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I sneezed violently and pulled muscle from center of rib cage

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I sneezed violently and pulled muscle from center of rib cage to bottom on one side ,hard to move into bed and out of bed, sore for sure no matter what I do. Took Bayer 2x 500mg aspirin and applied Ben Gay.

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hello would you like to chat on this?

Customer:

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Dr. P. Jyoti :

hello how long have you been having this?

Customer:

this happened today around 530 pm

Dr. P. Jyoti :

is there any swelling in the region?

Customer:

no not that I can tell ,just sore

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this is something that you need to show to your doctor

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this is because it may not be just a muscle

Dr. P. Jyoti :

may not be just a muscle pain

Dr. P. Jyoti :

severe sneezing or coughing is known to cause rib fracture sometimes

Dr. P. Jyoti :

since pain is so severe, this needs to be ruled out

Dr. P. Jyoti :

show your doctor as soon as possible

Dr. P. Jyoti :

meanwhile, RICE is the mode of treatment

Dr. P. Jyoti :

rest

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ice

Dr. P. Jyoti :

compression - use an elastic bandage around your chest or simply tie a towel till you get one

Dr. P. Jyoti :

and elevation - though not relevant for rib injty

Dr. P. Jyoti :

try this for now along with the aspirin

Dr. P. Jyoti :

but also be sure to get it looked up by your doctor ASAP

Customer:

ok

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No all set ,thank you

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