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Can Allergies Cause Pleurisy
Can allergies to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy? I has a bilateral pe and pleurisy.
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I had a pulmonary embolism bilateral and pleurisy. I have general allergies. Is it possible that I am more susceptible to negative reactions to mold?
Not necessarily: If you are allergic to molds, you will suffer typical allergic symptoms if exposed to them. Still, allergic people may develop symptoms of irritation to high levels of molds more easily than non-allergic people. Pulmonary emboli do not affect reactions to mold. ...Read more
Depends on the cause:
Pleurisy is inflammation of the covering of the lining around the lungs, and may be associated with accumulation of fluid in the spacebetween two layers of pleura
it can ba caused by
1infections including tuberculosis
2 collagen vascularhart disease
3tumors of pleura
6cirrhosis of liver
7 congestive heart failure
treatment depends on the cause, and how long. ...Read more
Indirectly: Inflammation on some parts of the lung that would cause pleurisy could irritate the heart and trigger an SVT. Usually, someone would be predisposed to the SVT for this to happen, and even in this case the connection between the two would be weak. Sometimes the chest pain can come from the SVT and be attributed to pleurisy instead. Sometimes the same underlying cause leads to both. See doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: An athlete does not get pleurisy from working out or engaging in high level activity. You get it as part of an infection or response to incidental trauma. Some sports have a higher rate of incidental trauma than others, but the same injury occurs in couch potatoes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pleurisy: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lung tissues, pleura. Some of the causes include infections (viral, bacterial, tb, fungal), autoimmune diseases, blood clots, and injuries. Treatments should be directed towards the underlying cause such as antibiotics for the bacterial infection. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs can help control the pain associated with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pleurisy, no: But pleural effusions usually should be investigated by a thoracentesis unless the cause is obviously heart failure. Even then, an initial thoracentesis should be done to confirm the cause. If you argue that not all effusions require a thoracentesis, then I need to know if you'll defend me if/when I get sued for missing an empyema or mesothelioma. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have slight pleurisy in your lungs? How so you treat it? What causes it?
Pleurisy: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the linings around the lungs (the pleura), a condition also known as pleuritis. It can be very painful and be caused by a number of things. Check out the link for better understanding: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/pleurisy/page2.Htm#what_causes_pleurisy. ...Read more
No: Smoking can irritate pleurisy, but in most of cases it is not a direct cause of it. Need to be evaluated for pleurisy. Few causes are infections, pneumothorax (abnormal collection of air in pleural space), blood clot in lung vessels. Chest injuries. heart surgery, lupus, rheumatoid, lung cancer etc.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause.: If pleurisy is fron an infection then yes. If from just some inflammatroy cause to the lung pleura then usually not. Need to see your doctor if voice is not better. There could be issues on the vocal cords. ...Read more
Causing pain w breat: Pleurisy is a medical term meaning an inflammation of the lining of the lung. Inflamation is the bodies reaction to something it considers 'foreign'. Latin again: 4 signs of inflamation are dolor (pain), rubor (redness), calor (heat), and edema (swelling). There are 2 pleura, one coating the lungs, one lining the chest wall; when inflamed, breathing rubs one against other causing pain and dyspnea. ...Read more
I have had pleurisy for a year but no doctor can find a cause. What should I do? It is getting worse
Stay in touch: Stay in touch with your treating doctor. There are causes of chronic pleurisy - have they been ruled out? For example, lupus comes to mind. Non-steroidals such as high dose Ibuprofen is the mainstay of treatment but actual steroids (like prednisone) are sometimes used. Colchicine has been helpful for chronic pericarditis and may be tried for pleurisy. Immunosuppressive drugs may be needed. ...Read more
Pleurisy, or: Inflammation of the membrane caoting the outside of the lung and inside of the rib cage, can be caused by a variety of conditions including infections, tumors and trauma. By far, the most common cause is a viral infection that causes inflammation and therefore pain with each breath. Controlling the pain and giving your body time to fight off the virus is usualy the treatment. ...Read more
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