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Question: sprained ribs from allergic coughing

 markdb - Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:02 am

I sprained 3 ribs on my left side from allergic coughing last Wendesday and I can't seem to stop coughing
I had pnumonia last fall and I am afraid of getting it again.
I went to a Chiropractor on friday who xrayed my chest and gave me a chest brace but he din't ave any sugestions about cough supressants.
Does DXM help?
would it be safe to just take it at night? I haven't slept in 5 days
How much woudl be effectave and still be safe?
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:46 am

User avatar Ask your doctor first if DXM is ok for you. If you do take it, do notT take more than the recommended dosage on the bottle. It can be dangerous at high levels.

I am concerned about the intense coughing, you need to see a doctor, and also ask him if you can take antiinflammatories for your rib pain. You probably have slightly damaged some cartiledge between the ribs, (costochondritis) it will heal in time. Either way, have a doctor look at you for both problems, don't let a cough like that go, especially with your history of pneumonia.

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