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Question: Sharp chest pain which increases with breathing

 praku_m2003 - Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:04 am


Am 29 yrs old, male, from past 2 days I have a sharp chest pain, when I exhale breading there's a sharp pain, I have taken pentocid before food, but still the pain remains as it is. Can you suggest me with any medications.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:20 pm

User avatar Hi Praku_m2003,

Pain that is made worse by breathing is often related to pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lungs). Pleurisy can be triggered by many things including a recent viral infection, other infection or trauma.

Treatment is generally with anti-inflammatories. If you pain is not getting better in the next 1-2 days I would recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation.

Best wishes.

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