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How long does it take to recover with pleuritis?

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Dr. C. michael Bowman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Several weeks: Depending on the cause, the pain may disappear more slowly or more quickly. Pleurisy is usually a sign of infection of the lining of the lung between the lung and the wall of the chest. If it is a bacterial germ that is doing it, then an antibiotic will speed the improvement. If there is pneumonia (with cough and likely fever), the treatment may take longer as well.
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 26 years experience
Depends: Pleuritis, infection or inflammation of the pleura, the membrane covering the lungs, can happen with a large number of reasons and each of them can cause transient or long term issues. Try to find the cause ..

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How long to recover from pleuritis?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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It depend on the : Cause and if it is acute or chronic, acute one it take about 2 weeks with the proper medications, in chronic cases go on for month tell the under lying cause improved.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to recover with pleuritis?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. C. michael Bowman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Several weeks: Depending on the cause, the pain may disappear more slowly or more quickly. Pleurisy is usually a sign of infection of the lining of the lung between the lung and the wall of the chest. If it is a bacterial germ that is doing it, then an antibiotic will speed the improvement. If there is pneumonia (with cough and likely fever), the treatment may take longer as well.

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