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Could Pleurisy Resolve On Its Own If I Give It Enough Time
Yes: Pleurisy can resolve on its own - usually 7 to 10 days. ...Read more
Depend on the cause:
Treatments used in pleurisy and pleural effusion focus primarily on the underlying cause.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Medications with coidine help relief the pain.
The outcome of pleurisy treatment may depend on the seriousness of the underlying disease. ...Read more
Either one: Depending on the underlying cause, it can be constant or intermittent. ...Read more
Appendectomy 6 days ago. ER says I have pleurisy now. Just got home. What is treatment? Is it dangerous? Didn't give me any meds. All tests normal
I've hade pleurisy (due to viral infections) three times the last three months. Will a flu shot help my situation?
Is it possiby to have dry pleurisy not heard w/ stethocope or seen on x-ray. Md supects it based on my med history and sx. Prednisone resolved it.?
Possible: With pleurisy we can't always hear or see something. But in that situation at least be sure it is not something else causing the problem. When that occurs you can suggest it on clinical findings but it could be something else. This falls in the area of chest wall pain and there can be localized chest wall musculoskeletal pain site such as costochondritis. ...Read more
I'm 16 and have pleurisy and I have a hard time breathing as to be expected but I was very dizzy yesterday and I use an inhaler to help me breath. I am concerned with my health I almost passed out on the stair today and the cough syrup and antibiotics are
You need follow-up: For these symptoms that are severe, you need to talk to your doctor. It sounds like your therapy is barely adequate and a follow up appointment seems like a very good idea. I would call now and let the doctor know about this. It's possible you need different or stronger medications. With dizziness/passing out, I don't take any chances. Would go to an ER if you can't be seen today by the doc. ...Read more
Chronic pain under ribs & burning pain on upper stomach. No wheezing, no cough. Phlegm clear. Pleurisy? Dr. Wont give me xray as had too many this yr
May not need X-ray: I can't say for sure but this may not be a diagnosis made by x-ray. If you have a chronic pain syndrome you should be treated for that. That type of pain is in the soft tissues around the chest and chestwall. You may ask your physician if this is actually myofascial pain as your treatment plan would be very different. ...Read more
Recent ana, low titer. Positive rnp. No raynauds. Muscle aches, joint pains, severe heartburn, pleurisy 3 times last year, enlarged liver, heart races?
Positive RNP: Occur in around 50% of patients with lupus and in patients with other connective tissue disease notably mixed connective tissue disease. Diagnosis of sle depend on recognition of characteristic multisystem disease and exclusion of infection and malignancy. Mctd characterized by overlapping clinical features of sle, polymyositis, systemic sclerosis and high titters of anti-rnp. See a rheumatologist. ...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
No: Not unless there are other medical issues beyond just pleurisy. ...Read more
Possibly: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
It's possible: Pleurisy is pain in the chest from irritation of the lining of the lung as it rubs against the inside of the chest wall. Pneumonia is an infecton in the substance of the lung. Since most lung infections come from germs we inhale, pneumonia usually comes first and pleurisy is later. Depending on what germ is causing the problem, pleurisy might occasionally happen first, but it's not very likely. ...Read more
Yes: There are a number of potential cuases, pleurisy being among them. Consider being checked. Usually a detailed exam and appropriate tests can determine the cause and give a person an idea about treatment alternatives. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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