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what is chronic pleuritis from?

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What can I use for pleuritis if I don't have a doctor?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
OTC medicines: Anti inflammatory drugs like naproxyn and Ibuprofen can really help this condition. I would make sure the pain was due to pleuritis, though, because lots of serious things can cause pain in the chest and lung that you don't want to ignore!
A 38-year-old member asked:

What do you recommend for pleuritis?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Pleuritis: Pleuritis or pleurisy is the inflammation of pleura (the lining of the lungs and the cavity they are in). Usually, viral in nature, it only requires time and sometimes anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen/naproxen to treat. Occasionally, Prednisone (steroid antiinflammatory) may be needed. Other causes may be autoimmune (in that case specific therapy is recommended) etc.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long to recover from pleuritis?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:

What is pleuritis?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Treat the underlying: Most often associated with pneumonia. May need antibiotics, pain medications, cough suppressants etc see my previous answers. Inflammation of pleura lining of lung.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for pleuritis?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Treat the underlying: Most often associated with pneumonia. May need antibiotics, pain medications, cough suppressants etc.

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