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pain lower left ribs after a very powerful sneeze?

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When I sneezed about a week ago it was a very powerful sneeze. Since then I have had alot of pain.It was getting a little better until I sneezed again yesterday and more pain has returned.Should I worry ? Maybe ER or see a physician.
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replied March 29th, 2012
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When a person sneezes, there is a immense increase in intrathoracic pressures, which can seem to be very severe in some physically unfit individuals, resulting in perception of severe chest pain. Usually this is very benign and does not need any major investigations or treatment. Taking OTC medications like Advil or motrin might be enough to relieve your symptoms.

In case you have severe sneezing, it is more likely due to allergic rhinitis, and you should consult with your doctor for a physical examination and prescription of steroid inhalers and anti-histamines which might help in relieving your symptoms.


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