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Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Pleurisy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is the treatment for pleurisy if you have a case of it?

What is the treatment for pleurisy if you have a case of it?

Depends on cause: 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. ...Read more

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

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

No: 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. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for pleurisy?

What are the treatment options for pleurisy?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pleurisy/basics/treatment/con-20022338

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Which is better for osteoarthritis treatment mobic (meloxicam) or indomethacin?

Which is better for osteoarthritis treatment mobic (meloxicam) or indomethacin?

Different people: respond differently.A good strategy is to try one for 2 weeks.If it works well,continue.If not,switch to the other for 2wks.. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Are there any effect from the compined therapy thats include indometacin 25mg *2 pc. And diclofenac 50mg *3 pc.

Are there any effect from the compined therapy thats include indometacin 25mg *2 pc. And diclofenac 50mg *3 pc.

NSAIDS are dangerous: The other doctors answer is corret. More specifically, out of about 7 or so chemically similar grouping in the NSAID class (non steroidal antiinflammatories) both diclofenac and Indomethacin are in the Acetic Acid category of medications. This makes their combination additive and therefore all side effects of standard nsaids (gastric bleeding being most dangerous) compounded. Please avoid! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would i see for pleurisy?

What kind of doctor would i see for   pleurisy?

Primary or lung dr. : Pleurisy may develop when you have lung inflammation due to infections such as pneumonia or tuberculosis. This inflammation also causes the sharp chest pain of pleurisy. The key to treatment is identification of the cause. If your primary physician is unable to identify or treat the cause, referral to a lung specialist is appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Rizk
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Indomethacin (Definition)

It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) that at low dose is more caustic, but also stronger than ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Indocin (Definition)

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