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I sneezed today and...

I sneezed today and my right side below my rib cage. Right below hurt like a knife went into my side. It took my breath away

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Just today I felt it for the first time . Coughing sneezing hurts right now

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had pleurisy about 15 years ago and it felt very similar to this

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Health Professional: Onlinedoc, General Physician replied 1 month ago
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Health Professional: Onlinedoc, General Physician replied 1 month ago

Please provide some additional information.

What is your age?

Do you suffer from a sore throat, phlegm at the back of the throat?

Fever?

Chest pain during deep breathing?

Shortness of breath?

Are you taking any medicines?

Smoking and alcohol consumption?

Nausea?

Any medical illness of Hypertension?

Thanks.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
45 yes I do have phlegm. No soar throat. No fever. No chest pain no shortness of breath no medicines no smoking. I drink yes but moderately No nausea I have pre-hypertension
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Do I just wait for a reply? I am assuming its a pulled muscle
Health Professional: Onlinedoc, General Physician replied 1 month ago

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, This pain does seem like it is muscles related. It could arise from a muscle strain of the intercostal muscles of the thoracic cage. , thus it does hurt when strained, like when you a cough or exert pressure.

You should take OTC Advil and Allegra.

Do gentle massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment and apply warm compresses on the affected site.

Do nasal saline drops and Otrivin nasal drops.
You should do menthol steam inhalation and saline gargles.
Use a warm mist humidifier in your room.
Take Mucinex DM.
You should elevate your head with an extra pillow.
If your symptoms will not show any improvement then see your doctor for a clinical exam.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you. Does my nasal drip have anything to do with the symptoms?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I’ve dealt with for a long long time I mean years
Health Professional: Onlinedoc, General Physician replied 1 month ago

Thank you for replying back.

Well as per your description, it indicates Sinusitis which can result in a recurrent cough, sneezing and post nasal drip.

Try such self-care remedies in the meanwhile and see an ENT specialist for a clinical exam.

I hope this answers your question. If you would like to discuss this further or have any additional questions, please reply to my answer and I will get right back to you.
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