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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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Pleurisy
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

Pneumonia
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. Michio Abe answered:

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

Pleurisy

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.
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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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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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Dr. Lokesh Guglani answered:

What happens if pleurisy?

Pleurisy description

Pleurisy
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.
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Dr. Jason M. Boyer answered:

What exactly is pleurisy?

Pain from the lung

Pleurisy
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.
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Dr. Allen Seely answered:

Does it matter if you have pneumonia vs. pleurisy?

Pneumonia a killer

Pneumonia
Between 5 and 10 million people get pneumonia in the United States each year, and more than 1 million people are hospitalized due to the condition. As a result, pneumonia is the fourth most frequent cause of hospitalizations. Although the majority of pneumonias respond well to treatment, the infection kills 40,000 - 70,000 people each year. Pleurisy is NOT usually life threatening
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