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Treatment of pleural friction rub

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: If there is a small amount of fluid or inflammation this will resolve in a few weeks. If you experience fever, chest pain or difficulty breathing, I w... Read More
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Friction rub: Hi Prios, this usually happens when you have fluid, inflammation, and sometimes scarring in your lungs. If it is after you have recovered from a viral... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Similar: Rub is the sound we hear when a stethoscope is placed on the chest. This is due to the two surfaces of pleura rub against each other when lacking in n... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Fever, cough, pain: In a child who has a tracheostomy, hearing pleural rubs on the right would be particularly concerning as this is the most common place to get a pneumo... Read More
Dr. C. michael Bowman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Overall illness: While there may be a change in physical exam, it depends on how ill the child is, especially with lung symptoms, as to best management. Fever, shortne... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Scar treatment: use sunscreen and try vitamin E oil on it. A consult with a dermatologist may help .
A member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
No real answer: This a radiographic description not a diagnosis. The finding needs to be correlated with your symptoms.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Effusion...: There is always a small amount of fluid around the lung to lubricate the surfaces for breathing. A pleural effusion is when there is excess fluid in t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Varies: If bacterial pneumonia with fluid= effusion are caught and treated early and with appropriate antibacterial agents, then full recovery is likely. If... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends on: The cause , if some one develops plural effusion after an attack of pancreatic inflammation , when it subsides effusion will clear , or some thing li... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
No: Then it is not a malignancy , successful treatment will resolve more often , some times need interventional treatment.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Symptoms or signs?: Symptoms refers to what the PATIENT is feeling; signs are what is seen by doctors. An X-ray can still show the lingering signs of a pleural effusion, ... Read More

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