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Is it possiby to have dry pleurisy not heard w/ stethocope or seen on x-ray. MD supects it based on my med hx and sx. Prednisone resolved it. ?

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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.
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Dr. William Byars answered:

Dry pleurisy keeps coming back!I'm on Plaquenil, 10mg Prednisone/day.Motrin 800mg tid helps but hurts stomach. As soon as I stop, chest pain recurs! ?

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There may be another immune-suppressing drug that could help you. If so, it would be great if it allowed you to be weaned onto a lower dose of prednisone.
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What is the treatment for pleurisy if you have a case of it?

Depends on cause

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Treatment depends on what is causing the pleurisy. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. Surgery may be needed to drain infected fluid from the lungs. Viral infections normally run their course without medications. Patients often can control the pain of pleurisy with acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. Recovery depends on what was causing it.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone answered:

Doctor says i have pneumonia or pleurisy. Is the treatment the same?

No

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Treatment for pneumonia usually includes antibiotics and cough medication. Pleurisy tends to be caused by viruses and anti inflammatory medications are the main treatments rather than antibiotics.
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Dr. Robert Arm answered:

I have pleurisy from my lupus in the morning my mouth is so dry that my tongue gets stuck to the back of my mouth and its painful is this a side affec?

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Dry mouth is related to lupus. Involment of the salivary glands, a side effect of your meds, or systemic effects of lupus may lead to the dryness, especially breathing problems, mouth breathing at night. You should have a complete evaluation to see what might help best. Treatment may be a mouth moisturizer or a humidifer at bedside. A breathing test for sleep apnea may be needed.
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What is pleurisy?

Lining of lung

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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.
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Dr. Gutti J. Rao answered:

Can pleurisy go away?

Yes

Pleurisy
It can be treated
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Dr. Jason M. Boyer answered:

What causes pleurisy?

Pleurisy, or

Pleurisy
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.
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Symptoms of pleurisy?

Very painful

To breathe. It feels like sandpaper rubbing in your chest.
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Is pleurisy ever fatal?

No, but read anyway.

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Pleurisy is not a disease, it is a generic term used to describe symptoms of chest pain, usually quite sharp, worsens with deep breaths, and often associated with a viral illness (flu for example). By itself it is not fatal, but some rare causes of pleurisy (emboli, or blood clots e.g.) are serious. If you're concerned about the severity or persistence of this pain, you should see your doctor,
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