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Doctor insights on: Contagiousness Of Pleurisy

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Is pleurisy contagious? Can it spread to the other lung?

Is pleurisy contagious? Can it spread to the other lung?

Yes: There are several infectious and non-infectious causes of pleurisy. Depending on the underlying cause and its severity, it can also progress from one side to the other in the same patient. Whether a patient with pleurisy is contagious for others will depend on the fact that whether the underlying cause/primary disease process is due to an infectious organism that can easily spread through air. ...Read more

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What one is worse to have pneumonia or pleurisy and are they both contagious please answer asap?

What one is worse to have pneumonia or pleurisy and are they both contagious please answer asap?

Pneumonia & Pleurisy: Pneumonia is usually a severe infection to either bacteria or virus. Pleurisy is usually a secondary illness or consequence of a lung infection. There are so many different scenarios with both that I am not sure how to answer the rest of your question. Neither of them are good to have. And, both require some treatment. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If I have pleurisy can it reaccur?

If I have pleurisy can it reaccur?

Yes it can: Pleurisy is inflammation of which can occur due to multiple reasons eg viral, bacterial inf, collagen vascular diseases etc. ...Read more

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What happens is pleurisy is untreated?

Tincture of time +: Most cases of pleurisy are viral caused, so that time--usually under three weeks--will heal. Ice application alternating with heat may help. Analgesics such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxyn (aspirin related medication) will bring relief. If very severe--codeine. But if caused by infection, blood clot to the lung, traumatic bleeding, or immune reaction, must DX and rx specifically. ...Read more

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Why is it that I keep getting pleurisy?

Why is it that I keep getting pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Many causes
tuberculosis.
Silicosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrois
malignant disease of lung

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What does it feel like to have pleurisy?

Chest pain: Pleurisy causes severe knife-like pain in the chest with breathing. The location and severity depend on where and how large an area of lung lining ("pleura") is irritated or infected. The pain comes from movement of the lung surface against the inside lining of the chest, so taking tiny breaths will cause less pain than taking big deep breaths. ...Read more

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Can you die from pleurisy if not treated?

No: It is just very painful. It should bentreatedbsonyou can take a full breath ...Read more

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What causes someone to keep getting pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy can be associated with pneumonia, but this is usually a one time event. Recurrent pleurisy without associated pneumonia can occur in autoimmune disorders like lupus. The same autoimmune mechanism can also affect the heart lining (pericardium) and cause pericarditis. ...Read more

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What is pleurisy and what are the symptoms of it?

See below: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough.
Pleurisy can cause fluid to collect inside the chest cavity. This can make breathing difficult and may cause the following symptoms:
•bluish skin color (cyanosis)

•coughing

shortness of breath

•rapid breathing (tachypnea). ...Read more

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Could you help me please! I think I have pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is inflammation of covering of lungs which can be due to different reasons. History and examination by doctor would guide the treatment but in meantime pain relief can be taken.
http://patient. Info/health/pleurisy-leaflet ...Read more

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Is pleurisy ever fatal?

No, but read anyway.: 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, . ...Read more

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Is pleurisy life-threatening?

Depends on cause: Depending on the underlying cause of pleurisy, it is usually treatable and not always life threatening. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does pleurisy affect the shoulder?

Does pleurisy affect the shoulder?

Yes: Pleuritic pain (pain due to inflammation of pleura) can get transmitted to the shoulder tip sometimes if the diaphragm is involved. Sometimes the pain can be also transmitted to the shoulder blade. Pleura is the membranous covering of the lungs as well as the underside of the ribs. ...Read more

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