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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lining of lung: Pleuritis, or pleurisy, is an inflammation of the lining (parietal and visceral pleura) of the lung. It can result from a viral infection, which is a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pleurisy, or: Inflammation of the membrane caoting the outside of the lung and inside of the rib cage, can be caused by a variety of conditions including infections ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Yes: It can be treated.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Very painful: To breathe. It feels like sandpaper rubbing in your chest.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on cause: When doctors say pleurisy, they can mean the symptom (pleuritic chest pain) or inflammation of the pleura (the thin layers of tissue surrounding the l ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
First diagnose: Pleurisy may be due to a viral infection, in which case the otc preparation you mentioned is fine. On the other hand if you actually have something m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Essentially, no: See prior answers relating to pleurisy. Causes of pleurisy can be bacterial infectious, traumatic, viral, bleeding, tuberculosis....Anything which i ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience in Pulmonology
Depends on cause: There are two layers of pleura, one layer surrounds the lung and the other covers the chest wall. There is a thin layer of fluid between the two laye ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Hmmm: If it's your x ray that is normal there's a good chance that is less likely pneumonia. If you're having coughing rattling etc bronchitis seems more l ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Not liquid in lungs: Pleurisy is not liquid in lungs. It is inflammation of the lung and chest wall lining. Now, many times, there is fluid around the lung because of the ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the sack that covers the lungs. You need an anti-inflammatory medicine like an oral steroid or rx strength ibuprophen o ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible Pneumonia: Probably it means pneumonia and to be treated with abx. Repeat chest x-ray after the course of abx at least 2 to 3 weeks to check clearance of that op ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It is just very painful. It should bentreatedbsonyou can take a full breath
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends on cause: Treatment depends on what is causing the pleurisy. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. Surgery may be needed to drain infected fluid fr ... Read More
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A 78-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pleurisy: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lung tissues, pleura. Some of the causes include infections (viral, bacterial, tb, fungal), autoimmun ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: You can't fix it yourself. If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends on cause: Duration of recovery from pleurisy depends on underlying cause. There are several infectious and non-infectious conditions that cause inflammation of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Post-op problems: Surgery may cause new problems to arise-- and one of them is the formation of blood clots. When these blood clots break loose and travel in the body, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Roseller B. Tapangan
32 years experience in 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Arm
48 years experience in Pathology
Lupus: Dry mouth is related to lupus. Involment of the salivary glands, a side effect of your meds, or systemic effects of lupus may lead to the dryness, es ... Read More
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