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Why did the doctor put me on a steroid for having pleurisy problems?

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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Anti inflammatory : Pleurisy is an inflammatory process so an anti inflammatory is required. Steroids have potent anti inflammatory properties.

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Why?Would a doctor put me on a steroid for pleurisy?

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Anti inflammatory : Pleurisy is an inflammatory process so an anti inflammatory is required. Steroids have potent anti inflammatory properties.

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