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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 dont 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more