I have had a terrible cough and have the flu. What is this strong chronic pain in my left rib cage?

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age 58 female flu symptoms and fever taking amoxiccillin

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Hi. This pain was caused by the terrible cough because of the flu. When you get a flu, excess mucus production can trigger a persistent cough, which can lead to chest soreness or chest pain. It will be OK after you get flu under control by taking drugs and resting.
Don't worry. A strong cough would strain your rib cage muscles and cause rib cage pain or cough-related pain. I do not think you just have flu, since the treatment for flu is something like ostelvamir. Amoxicilin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections, not flu. So your doctor may actually consider you have bacterial infection.