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Can allergies to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy? I has a bilateral pe and pleurisy.

Can allergies to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy? I has a bilateral pe and pleurisy.

No: Mold allergy can cause asthma and even a pneumonia-like condition but not pleurisy per se. Cigarette smoke is unhealthy can can cause breathing problem in susceptible people but not pleurisy. What do you mean by pe-pulmonary embolism? ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What could cause pleurisy to linger?

What could cause pleurisy to linger?

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
4pulmonary embolism
5cancers
6cirrhosis of liver
7 congestive heart failure
treatment depends on the cause, and how long. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Can pleurisy cause an svt?

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 more

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Could pleurisy cause intense chest pain?

Could pleurisy cause intense chest pain?

Yes: Pleuritis is a very common cause of chest pain. Typically you will have pain on inspiration. Usually viral in etiology and can be effectively treated with nsaids for several days. If the pain last longer than several days, get a chest x ray. Sometimes I also add a medro dose pak. ...Read more

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Will doing a lot of sports cause symptoms of pleurisy?

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 more

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What is pleurisy?  what causes it, and what are the treatments?

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 more

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Does everyone with pleurisy have to have thoracentesis to find a cause?

Does everyone with pleurisy have to have thoracentesis to find a cause?

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

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What does it mean if you have slight pleurisy in your lungs? How so you treat it? What causes it?

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

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What causes someone to keep getting pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy can be associated with pneumonia, but this is usually a one time event. Recurrent pleurisy without associated pneumonia can occur in autoimmune disorders like lupus. The same autoimmune mechanism can also affect the heart lining (pericardium) and cause pericarditis. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause or irritate pleurisy?

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 more

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Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

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

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Can you describe pleurisy and how it can cause dyspnea?

Can you describe pleurisy and how it can cause dyspnea?

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

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Can exposure to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy?

No: An underlying disease like connective tissue disorder or chronic infection can cause recurrence. Cigarette smoking and mold can exacerbate asthma but not pleuritic chest pain ...Read more

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I have had pleurisy for a year but no doctor can find a cause. What should I do? It is getting worse

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

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Could rheumatoid arthritis cause pleurisy?

Could rheumatoid arthritis cause pleurisy?

Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder that can affect internal organs including the pleura (lining around the lungs). It it occurs, the result is rheumatoid pleurisy. ...Read more

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What causes pleurisy?

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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Can working out cause pleurisy?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the lining of the lung is typically the cause of pleurisy. The inflammation itself can have multiple underlying causes as well. ...Read more

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What type of injury can cause pleurisy?

What type of injury can cause pleurisy?

See below...: Rib injuries, pneumothorax, chest wall injuries, but also and probably more common are illlnesses, not injuries, like viral syndromes, pneumonia, etc. ...Read more

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Can exercise cause pleurisy or just shortness of breath?

Can exercise cause pleurisy or just shortness of breath?

SOB: Exercise can't cause pleurisy which is due to rubbing of the inflamed (usually infected) outer lining surfaces of the lungs. But vigorous exercise can make intercostal muscles (muscles between your ribs) and costochondral joints (where ribs attach to your sternum (breastbone)) sore which mimics pleurisy as it may hurt to take a deep breath or cough. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in shoulder blade and chest, not pleurisy?

Shoulder and chest: Pain there other than pleurisy may include cardiac, referred gallbladder, muscle strain, sprain, referred radicular pain. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy (already dx) cause pain assoc with eating? Pain worse after food. Not so bad if eat very small amts. Nausea also bad. Little appetite.

Can pleurisy (already dx) cause pain assoc with eating? Pain worse after food. Not so bad if eat very small amts. Nausea also bad. Little appetite.

Not really: Lleurisy causes pain on deep breathing in the chest, and not related to food, it may be esophageal reflux and try acid suppression therapy with ranitidine or omeprazole, if does not help see your doctor. ...Read more

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What makes peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis cause a great deal of pain?

What makes peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis cause a great deal of pain?

Inflammation: All of the conditions are caused by inflammation. That means there is irritation of nerve endings leading to pain. Pleurisy is also called pleuritis. In medical terminology, the ending -itis means inflammation. ...Read more

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Can a viral infection cause pleurisy?

Can a viral infection cause pleurisy?

YesPresumedMostFreq.: Pleurisy, inflammation of the thin, delicate lining inside the chest, visceral portion covering/outside layer of the lungs, parietal layer lining the inside of the chest wall, both layers oozing small amounts of clear salt water filtered from blood capillaries & serving as lubricant, is presumed commonly from viral infections, however, as a body response, could be triggered by any no of triggers. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy cause your ribs to be sore? Diangosis with pleurisy and my ribs are actually sore to the touch. Part of the pleurisy or something different?

Can pleurisy cause your ribs to be sore? Diangosis with pleurisy and my ribs are actually sore to the touch. Part of the pleurisy or something different?

Possible: Sore ribs is not a common symptom of pleurisy, please consult your doctor.
http://patient. Info/health/pleurisy-leaflet ...Read more

Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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