Medical Questions > General Forum Topics > General Q and A Forum

Chest pain when I blow my nose: what's happening?

Must Read
Chronic pain affects more than 70 million Americans. But what is pain? And how can pain management help relieve different types of pain? Basic facts here....
How does the nervous system work to register pain? And what are the major causes of acute and chronic pain? Plus, who's at risk of pain here....
Acute and chronic pain manifest different symptoms. Learn the difference here and know when to seek medical help for pain....
User Profile
I have a very sharp pain in my chest when I blow my nose.
can anyone advise?
Thanks, Barry

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied October 31st, 2006
General Q&A Answer A1725
Chest pain during nose blowing could be due to inflammation of the muscles between the ribs. You can visit your GP (general practitioner) for an examination. Chest X-rays may be also necessary to exclude affection of the lungs or pleura (the lining of the upper body cavity and covering for the lungs). You can try to use aspirin to relieve the pain.
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our General Q and A , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.