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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.

Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Pleurisy (Definition)

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


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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

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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.

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How can I treat pleurisy homeopathically? What is the best way?

Pleurisy: There is no way homeopathically can treat pleurisy as well as well established lung doctors.

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How to treat pleurisy at age 15?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them.

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What type of steroid is used to treat pleurisy?

What type of steroid is used to treat pleurisy?

Usually prednisone: When steroids are use the usual choice is oral prednisone. Many physicians prefer using an injectable steroid because it's easy for the patient and doesn't cause stomach upset. However if the patient has problems with corticosteroids oral Prednisone can always be discontinued.

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What type of steroid is commonly used to treat pleurisy?

Depends on type: Treatment of pleurisy depends on underlying cause. Pleurisy itself denotes inflammation or irritation of lining of the lungs & can be caused by several conditions/disorders. Hence a complete workup for underlying cause can help determine the cause which will then determine the required treatment regimen and its duration.

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What does of prednisone is used to treat pleurisy?

What does of prednisone is used to treat pleurisy?

Each doctor: Each doctor may do this a little differently. See your doctor and let them dose it for you, since they know you and your exam results.

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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.

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How 2 not take it personally when someone thinks I overexaggerate when I say I have to go home & sleep after work (lupus/dysautomia) or if I have 2 call in sick d/t pleurisy? This irritates me 2 no end

How 2 not take it personally when someone thinks I overexaggerate when I say I have to go home & sleep after work (lupus/dysautomia) or if I have 2 call in sick d/t pleurisy? This irritates me 2 no end

Overexaggerate?: I'm not sure who this "someone" is, but unless s/he is your supervisor or boss you really owe no explanation. Also, you cannot control what someone else thinks. If this is someone whose opinion you value you can have a discussion with him/her about the facts -- knowing that this may not change his/her opinion. You can also find more fulfilling things to do than worry about others' unkind comments.

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I have had a fever for 3 weeks straight. I've been treated for flu, pleurisy, and bronchitis. I'm still miserable and nothing is helping.

I have had a fever for 3 weeks straight. I've been treated for flu, pleurisy, and bronchitis. I'm still miserable and nothing is helping.

Seek treatment: I don't have all of your information, but if you are still having fevers and have been treated for this three times now without improvement, you should see your doctor so they can run further tests. They may want to put you in the hospital since you are still having problems. Make sure you go to the same doctor again so he/she knows your story and already has all of the test results so far.

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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

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

Mgt: The inflammation of the lining of the lung called the pleura is common after surgery. If there is any associated fever, shortness of breath, cough, please follow up. A virtual appt is also available online.

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Is it normal to be treated for bronchitis and upper respiratory infections with pleurisy since january? Now have nausea & stomach burns so can't eat.

Is it normal to be treated for bronchitis and upper respiratory infections with pleurisy since january? Now have nausea & stomach burns so can't eat.

Seek medical help: Your symptoms could be secondary to using mobic (meloxicam). But if you have symptoms that have been going on for several months, you should be evaluated by your physician to make sure there is not anything else going on. I would suggest quitting smoking as this will not help with your bronchitis and respiratory infections.

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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.

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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.

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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.