sometimes an antibiotic or even more simply, tylenol or advil for
Another possible cause of your pain could be muscle strain
. I know as an asthmatic, when I get all huffy and puffy....I really strain my chest and ribs. After my attack has cleared, I sometimes feel like I was punched in the chest for working it so hard. This usually subsides in a day or so after my muscles have relaxed and "healed".
Suffice to say, and as I ALWAYS recommend....talk to your doctor.