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I pulled a muscle...

I pulled a muscle or tendon lower left after bad cough just below rib and coughing now so painful feels like I'll pass out. Help!!!!!

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

Im 69 so lots of history. Never had this before this bad.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 6 months ago

If this is excruciating pain then this is most likely a fractured rib which is not uncommon with a violent bout of coughing. Rib fractures are very painful and you will need strong pain medication for this. I would suggest that you have someone take you to an Urgent Care or an ER, a chest x ray and an examination is mandatory here and then if everything is alright, you can be given a pain medication prescription.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
OK. Thank you. ***** care places are closed for New Years. Hate going to ER. Lying face down on pillow over bad area allows me to cough somewhat. Pressure on area seems to help. Have taken 2 Advil and 2 Tylenol.
Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 6 months ago

I am so sorry about that, I understand.

You can try this and also rub some Motrin gel or any painkiller gel locally over the painful area for pain relief and keep the area warm and covered.

Steam nebulization with menthol crystals will make coughing easier and soothe the throat.

Putting some support or pressure with the hand on the tender area is also helpful. So, continue doing that.

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