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Rib fracture

occurs with strong direct blows to the chest, compression, fall from a height, as well as with a strong cough. Characterized by sharp pains in the area of ​​the fracture, aggravated by breathing, coughing, changing the position of the body. Multiple rib fracture is dangerous with increasing respiratory failure. The sharp edges of the fragments may damage the lung with the subsequent development of pneumothorax and intrapleural bleeding.
First aid. Applying a tight bandage on the chest. In the absence of bandage use a towel, sheets, pieces of cloth. To reduce pain and suppress cough, you can give a tablet of dipyrone, amidopirin.