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Can you die from pleurisy if not treated?

Can you die from pleurisy if not treated?

No: It is just very painful. It should bentreatedbsonyou can take a full breath ...Read more

Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Pleurisy (Definition)

Inflammation of the tissues that line the ...Read more


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What is pleurisy?

Lining of lung: Pleuritis, or pleurisy, is an inflammation of the lining (parietal and visceral pleura) of the lung. It can result from a viral infection, which is a common cause of pleuritic chest pain in young adults. Other causes include autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, and drugs that can cause a lupus-like syndrome. ...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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How painful is pleurisy?

How painful is pleurisy?

Pain: Pein is perceived. There is no scale to predict pain. Physicians would never tell you how you will experience pain. It is the other way around. You tell us your experience. ...Read more

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Home relief for pleurisy?

Home relief for pleurisy?

Ibuprofen: But you may be missing a more serious illness so it's not recommended. ...Read more

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What exactly is pleurisy?

Pain from the lung: Pleurisy is pain cased by inflammation and/or friction between the lung and the inside of the chest wall. Since every breath causes motion between these two structiures, it can become quite painful. A varitety of conditions can cause the irritation and treatment is focused on symptoms as well as the root cause of the inflammation. ...Read more

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What happens if pleurisy?

Pleurisy description: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs & can be caused by a variety of conditions such as infections, autoimmune disorders, cancers etc. Symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough & other features related to underlying disease process. Treatment requires management of underlying cause & providing symptomatic relief. Consult a lung specialist for discussing its workup & management. ...Read more

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How long can pleurisy last?

Depends on the cause: The resolution after the cause is removed varies based on the original cause. Best to ask the md who treated you. They will have the most info to base an estimate on. ...Read more

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Is pleurisy dangeous to you?

Yes: This applies to irritation of the tissues lining the lungs. There are two layers to this, with a potential space between them. When inflammation of these tissues occurs, knowing the cause is important. It can also result in inflammatory materials accumulating between the parietal and visceral plurae with resultant pleural effusion or empyema. This can be quite severe. ...Read more

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What can be done for pleurisy?

Chest pain: Pleuricy is a painful irritation of the lining of the lung. If the pain persists, you need to find out what the cause of the irritation is. ...Read more

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Can you exercise with pleurisy?

Can you exercise with pleurisy?

Gently please: The benefits of regular exercise are many. Gentle exercise with pleurisy should be fine. Listen to your body, don't push it too hard, but definitely avoid being too sedentary. Yoga may be an excellent choice of exercise type while you are recovering. Resting well afterwards is equally important. ...Read more

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For how long can pleurisy last?

For how long can pleurisy last?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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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If I have pleurisy can it reaccur?

If I have pleurisy can it reaccur?

Yes it can: Pleurisy is inflammation of which can occur due to multiple reasons eg viral, bacterial inf, collagen vascular diseases etc. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy be healed on its own?

Possibly: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the chest wall around the lungs. There are many possible causes, but one of them is viral pneumonia. Viruses mostly just need time to resolve. You should be checked to make sure you don't have one of the other underlying causes that do require treatment however. ...Read more

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How long pleurisy takes to recover?

It's completely: Variable from person to person and depends on the underlying cause of the pleuracy (days to weeks to months). ...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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What are some remedies for pleurisy?

Tincture of time +: Most cases of pleurisy are viral caused, so that time--usually under three weeks--will heal. Ice application alternating with heat may help. Analgesics such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxyn (aspirin related medication) will bring relief. If very severe--codeine. But if caused by infection, blood clot to the lung, traumatic bleeding, or immune reaction, must DX and rx specifically. ...Read more

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What happens is pleurisy is untreated?

Tincture of time +: Most cases of pleurisy are viral caused, so that time--usually under three weeks--will heal. Ice application alternating with heat may help. Analgesics such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxyn (aspirin related medication) will bring relief. If very severe--codeine. But if caused by infection, blood clot to the lung, traumatic bleeding, or immune reaction, must DX and rx specifically. ...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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Why is it that I keep getting pleurisy?

Why is it that I keep getting pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Many causes
tuberculosis.
Silicosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrois
malignant disease of lung

Send more information. ...Read more

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How long does the pain of pleurisy last?

Cause and Duration: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the chest cavity and the covering of the lungs. Inflammation of this tissue is called pleurisy and the tissue lining the chest cavity wall has many pain fibers. Thus, the more pleura involved the longer the inflammation lasts; further, the longer it takes to irradicate the cause of the inflammation, the longer it will take the pleurisy to resolve. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have pleurisy?

Chest pain: Pleurisy causes severe knife-like pain in the chest with breathing. The location and severity depend on where and how large an area of lung lining ("pleura") is irritated or infected. The pain comes from movement of the lung surface against the inside lining of the chest, so taking tiny breaths will cause less pain than taking big deep breaths. ...Read more

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How long can pleurisy last if untreated?

Depends on cause: It depends on the underlying cause of pleurisy. Some are acute conditions and progress rapidly while others evolve slowly over time. ...Read more

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Is pleurisy a sign of something dangerous?

Depends on cause: There are two layers of pleura, one layer surrounds the lung and the other covers the chest wall. There is a thin layer of fluid between the two layers so the lungs glide smoothly against the chest when breathing. Inflammation of those surfaces can cause pain and causes include infection (bacterial/viral), blood clots, post traumatic/surgery but other causes such as cancer are possible. ...Read more

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What are the safest home remedies for pleurisy?

What are the safest home remedies for pleurisy?

Your car: Use it to drive to your doctor who can make sure your pleurisy is not a more serious problem. Once that is done, then use it to drive to the pharmacy to pick up some Ibuprofen or Aspirin for the pain. Sorry for the sarcasm, but "home remedies" should be reserved for things like colds, sore throats, mild headahces, bruises etc, pleurisy can be mild/self limited, but it can signify serious illness. ...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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What is pleurisy and what are the symptoms of it?

See below: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough.
Pleurisy can cause fluid to collect inside the chest cavity. This can make breathing difficult and may cause the following symptoms:
•bluish skin color (cyanosis)

•coughing

shortness of breath

•rapid breathing (tachypnea). ...Read more

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How long can you have pleurisy if left untreated?

It depends on cause: If due to a viral infection, there is no treatmen other than pain relief. If it is bacterial it needs to be treated. The muppet guy died from a treatable pplo pneumonia, so get in to be evaluaten. ...Read more

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Could you help me please! I think I have pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is inflammation of covering of lungs which can be due to different reasons. History and examination by doctor would guide the treatment but in meantime pain relief can be taken.
http://patient. Info/health/pleurisy-leaflet ...Read more

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How long does a person with pleurisy have to live?

Depends on cause: It depends on the underlying cause of pleurisy. If treated adequately, most underlying causes of pleurisy are not fatal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is inflammation in the tissue that covers the lungs and chest wall. The main symptoms are chest pain associated with breathing. Treatments for pleurisy vary depending on the cause. ...Read more