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What is pleurisy?

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. ...Read more

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Pleurisy (Definition)

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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. ...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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Home relief for pleurisy?

Home relief for pleurisy?

Ibuprofen: But you may be missing a more serious illness so it's not recommended. ...Read more

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What exactly is pleurisy?

Pain from the lung: 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. ...Read more

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What happens if pleurisy?

Pleurisy description: 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. ...Read more

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How long can pleurisy last?

Depends on the cause: The resolution after the cause is removed varies based on the original cause. Best to ask the md who treated you. They will have the most info to base an estimate on. ...Read more

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Is pleurisy dangeous to you?

Yes: This applies to irritation of the tissues lining the lungs. There are two layers to this, with a potential space between them. When inflammation of these tissues occurs, knowing the cause is important. It can also result in inflammatory materials accumulating between the parietal and visceral plurae with resultant pleural effusion or empyema. This can be quite severe. ...Read more

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What can be done for pleurisy?

Chest pain: Pleuricy is a painful irritation of the lining of the lung. If the pain persists, you need to find out what the cause of the irritation is. ...Read more

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Can you exercise with pleurisy?

Can you exercise with pleurisy?

Gently please: The benefits of regular exercise are many. Gentle exercise with pleurisy should be fine. Listen to your body, don't push it too hard, but definitely avoid being too sedentary. Yoga may be an excellent choice of exercise type while you are recovering. Resting well afterwards is equally important. ...Read more

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For how long can pleurisy last?

For how long can pleurisy last?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can working out cause pleurisy?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the lining of the lung is typically the cause of pleurisy. The inflammation itself can have multiple underlying causes as well. ...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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Can pleurisy be healed on its own?

Possibly: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the chest wall around the lungs. There are many possible causes, but one of them is viral pneumonia. Viruses mostly just need time to resolve. You should be checked to make sure you don't have one of the other underlying causes that do require treatment however. ...Read more

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How long pleurisy takes to recover?

It's completely: Variable from person to person and depends on the underlying cause of the pleuracy (days to weeks to months). ...Read more

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What could cause pleurisy to linger?

What could cause pleurisy to linger?

Depends on the cause: Pleurisy is inflammation of the covering of the lining around the lungs, and may be associated with accumulation of fluid in the spacebetween two layers of pleura
it can ba caused by
1infections including tuberculosis
2 collagen vascularhart disease
3tumors of pleura
4pulmonary embolism
5cancers
6cirrhosis of liver
7 congestive heart failure
treatment depends on the cause, and how long. ...Read more

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