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what viral infection causes fever chest pain pleurisy

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Subjective: I presume she is feeling well otherwise and the warmth is subjective (no flushing or sweating). If so, I won't lose sleep over this. If she is not ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Pleural fluid: Chest xray could was not normal as it discovered the pleural effusion. Diagnosis is made on analysis of the pleural fluid. Make sure you follow up wit ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Other cause: Another cause of chest pain at your age is musculoskeletal pain. Apply local heat and use ibuprofen for the pain. If the pain persists, then please fo ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
YesPresumedMostFreq.: Pleurisy, inflammation of the thin, delicate lining inside the chest, visceral portion covering/outside layer of the lungs, parietal layer lining the ... 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Most will: Pleurisy, if secondary to a simple viral infection will often self heal over time. Some will benefit from over the counter anti-inflammatories like ib ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Possible: And more likely if you have been on steroids of late. It is less likely if you are having no fever, therefore look for other causes with your md.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Cardiac evaluation: An evaluation for a cardiac cause and ruling out embolic events is advised. A blood count with differential, CRP and ESR are also suggested. Drink flu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Lots of viruses can cause a high fever - influenza (flu) is one of them. Colds can cause fevers too. So can the "stomach flu" - which are often viru ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably not: A viral infection can cause a high fever but a high white blood count is very indicative of a bacterial infection. Viral infections generally don't ca ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Call them back: Your doctor just saw and examined you - let him/her know you're worse. Call the doctor back before they go home for the day.

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