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could pleurisy resolve on its own if i give it enough time

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Pleurisy can resolve on its own - usually 7 to 10 days.
Dr. Craig Greene
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: Yes it can.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depend on the cause: Treatments used in pleurisy and pleural effusion focus primarily on the underlying cause. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like eleeve. Medica ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
either one: Depending on the underlying cause, it can be constant or intermittent.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The inflammation of the lining of the lung called the pleura is common after surgery. If there is any associated fever, shortness of breath, cough, pl ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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The flu shot: has been shown to prevent influenza virus infection but pleurisy is caused by other viruses as well. So the vaccine may be helpful in influenza o ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Possible!: There are many lung issues that can resemble pleurisy that can be symptomatically be relieved with prednisone!
A female asked:
Dr. Roseller B. Tapangan
32 years experience Pediatrics
Please inform the MD: Pleurisy is very painful condition... Getting a headache on top of it is double jeopardy! please inform your md as there are other appropriate pain me ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
You need follow-up: For these symptoms that are severe, you need to talk to your doctor. It sounds like your therapy is barely adequate and a follow up appointment seems ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
GP: Your GP should be able to make recommendations and in case a specialist would be needed a referral will likely be made, depending on the actual cause ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May not need X-ray: I can't say for sure but this may not be a diagnosis made by x-ray. If you have a chronic pain syndrome you should be treated for that. That type of p ... Read More
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