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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Pleural Friction Rub

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I'm experiencing pleural friction rub on my right side. I don't have any pain just the weird vibrating sensation when I breathe. How do I get rid?

I'm experiencing pleural friction rub on my right side. I don't have any pain just the weird vibrating sensation when I breathe. How do I get rid?

Friction rub: Hi Prios, this usually happens when you have fluid, inflammation, and sometimes scarring in your lungs. If it is after you have recovered from a viral illness or pneumonia, then it usually goes away after a week or two. If this is new, and associated with new infectious symptoms, then you should see your doctor for an evaluation. A lung exam and a chest xray are the usual studies. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What's the difference between pleural friction rub, pleuritic pain, pleuritis & pleural chest pain?

What's the difference between pleural friction rub, pleuritic pain, pleuritis & pleural chest pain?

Similar: Rub is the sound we hear when a stethoscope is placed on the chest. This is due to the two surfaces of pleura rub against each other when lacking in normally occurring lubricant fluid. Pleuritic pain/ pleural chest pain is due to inflammation of pleura. ...Read more

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When hearing a pleural rub in child's r lung, what co occurring symptoms determine child should go to doc on wkend? [5yo trach, baseline: clear ls]

When hearing a pleural rub in child's r lung, what co occurring symptoms determine child should go to doc on wkend? [5yo trach, baseline: clear ls]

Fever, cough, pain: In a child who has a tracheostomy, hearing pleural rubs on the right would be particularly concerning as this is the most common place to get a pneumonia in such individuals. If they have a fever, new lung sounds, pain or a new productive cough, it would be wise to seek the help of a physician soon in the event antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Treatment of basal pleural shadowing?

No real answer: This a radiographic description not a diagnosis. The finding needs to be correlated with your symptoms. ...Read more

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My pleural effusion healed without treatment. How?

My pleural effusion healed without treatment. How?

Effusion...: There is always a small amount of fluid around the lung to lubricate the surfaces for breathing. A pleural effusion is when there is excess fluid in this space surrounding the lung. Depending on the cause of the effusion, if it is small and the cause resolves, the pleural fluid can get re-absorbed without the need for drainage. ...Read more

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What are the treatment and prognosis for pneumonia and pleural effusion?

What are the treatment and prognosis for pneumonia and pleural effusion?

Varies: If bacterial pneumonia with fluid= effusion are caught and treated early and with appropriate antibacterial agents, then full recovery is likely.
If the effusion is large, drainage by thoracic tap="thoracentesis can be diagnostic and therapeutic.
Depending on age, smoking, etc. One likely needs cut scan and maybe bronchoscope to rule out cancer of the lung causing the pneumonia. ...Read more

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Does pleural effusion from ascities resolve by itself without treatment?

Depends on: The cause, if someone develops plural effusion after an attack of pancreatic inflammation, when it subsides effusion will clear, or something like advanced malignancy will not clear speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Does malignant minimal pleural effusion resolve on its own without treatment?

Time will tell: This is a complicated question. It frequently can regress with treatment but much is dependent on type of malignancy, nutritional status, tumor burden and location as well as overall status. It needs to be watched carefully. ...Read more

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Pleural effusion symptoms are still in X-ray even after 6 month treatment. Any solution?

Pleural effusion symptoms are still in X-ray even after 6 month treatment. Any solution?

Symptoms or signs?: Symptoms refers to what the PATIENT is feeling; signs are what is seen by doctors. An X-ray can still show the lingering signs of a pleural effusion, especially if the pleural effusion is caused by "trapped" lung, cancer, or a severe infection. So, the "solution" depends on the CAUSE of the pleural effusion & what was done to treat it. Talk to ur doctor / pulmonologist for advice. Diagnosis is key ...Read more

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Hi I have bilaterat pleural effusion in right chest. Kindly suggest some effective treatment. Thanks?

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I have bilaterat pleural effusion in right chest. Kindly suggest some effective treatment.
Thanks?

Heart failure? : Do you have heart failure? There are several reasons for Pleural effusion. Depending upon how large you might need thoracocentesis or fluid drained and analyzed. If cough fever this could be infected or empyema thus requiring chest tube drainage. However, it is usually only on one side. In summary if this is a new Pleural effusion the cause must be worked up. ...Read more

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14mmx8mmx13 mm smooth bordered pleural based nodule anterior left upper lobe demonstrates intermediate grade activity. SUV max 1.3g/ml. Treatment?

Time: The nodule should be watched carefully. If you are a smoker then may need much closer workup. If you have cancer you then may need a closer workup. If this has been there then tincture of time may be the answer. Get an opinion from a lung doctor as to the best way to work this up from here.
Best wishes ...Read more

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Doctor told me that symptoms of Pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?

Doctor told me that symptoms of Pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?

X-Ray does not show: Symptoms, only density/ability to absorb X-Rays so they do not reach the film. Standard X-Ray images are just shadows, "shadograms" if you will, using higher frequency (above visible light) electromagnetic radiation. The shadows, on X-Rays, of pleural effusions/lung densities, etc. often linger much longer than the effusion itself due to proteins which take longer for body to remove than water. ...Read more

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Doctor told me that symptoms of Pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?

Maybe: Not sure exactly what the question is, but X-ray changes typically lag behind clinical lung disease. In other words, you can get better, but the X-ray may still look abnormal for a while. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Doctor told me that symptoms of pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?

It depends: So pleural effusion is seen on a chest x. ray, and after treatment (ie drainage), there should be a difference, however, if a cxr is taken day/ month later the effusion may have recurred.
I do not have enough room to go into any further details however if a pleural effusion is seen on a chest x-ray and it is large enough that it can be tapped, then it should be tapped for diagnosis & treatment ...Read more

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Dad refused stomach feed, there is now pleural liquid, not treatment suggested, what if liquid not drain? How long has he really got?

Dad refused stomach feed, there is now pleural liquid, not treatment suggested, what if liquid not drain? How long has he really got?

Hospice: Hello EmanuelZ. No one can tell you how long your dad has. It depends on what is causing the pleural effusion. If your dad has an illness that he no longer wants to fight, then he needs comfort and to know that you are near. In the US we offer hospice care to ease pain and a persons hunger for food and air.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some options for the treatment of pleural effusion of both lower lobes causing pain and impeding full breaths after multiple pleurodeses?

What are some options for the treatment of pleural effusion of both lower lobes causing pain and impeding full breaths after multiple pleurodeses?

Depends on cause: The CAUSE of the pleural effusions is the most important factor. Both sides usually means heart failure, liver problems, kidney failure, or cancer in both lung spaces. All of these are difficult problems without easy answers. It is important to talk to an experience thoracic (chest) surgeon about the cause, and the possible treatments, which depend on the cause. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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I am patient of TB pleural effusion, from nine month I am under treatment, taking levofloxacin 750mg and r-cinex 600mg. But still my exray is not clear?

I am patient of TB pleural effusion, from nine month I am under treatment, taking levofloxacin 750mg and r-cinex 600mg. But still my exray is not clear?

TB pleuritis: Treatment is indeed prolonged and in the us we use four medicines to make sure in hitting even resistant ones. Clearing may take time, and may not completely look clear after even if the fluid is gone, there may be scars and pleural thickening as residuals. If there is still fluid, it should be retapped to make sure the organism is not resistant to the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ct scan result ptb both upperlobes, pleural thickening, pleuroparenchymal fibrosis both upperlobe. No treatment done. Is this serious?

Ct scan result ptb both upperlobes, pleural thickening, pleuroparenchymal fibrosis both upperlobe. No treatment done. Is this serious?

No: You had an infection in your lungs that resolved but left scars. As a radiologist, I see this often and will generally comment on it but now it is not anything that needs attention. That being said, if you have a positive test for TB, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I started treatment of tuberculosis (pleural effusion) one month ago, still no weight gain, ribs pain, low grade fewer, sweating, cough, please help me out.

I started treatment of tuberculosis (pleural effusion) one month ago, still no weight gain, ribs pain, low grade fewer, sweating, cough, please help me out.

Proper specialist: Agree with other physicians. Tuberculosis treatment follows guidelines and recommendations as per centers for disease control (cdc). Anyone being treated for TB should have an appropriate infectious disease and/or health department consult. Most important is compliance with meds and cdc guidelines. This link may help: http://goo. Gl/v29lm. ...Read more

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Stage IV metastatic breast cancer and pleural effusion. What is treatment?

Stage IV metastatic breast cancer and pleural effusion. What is treatment?

It depends: Breast cancers come in many "flavors", and this will determine the treatment. Usually it's a form of chemotherapy given by mouth or by vein. Xeloda is given by mouth, and there are many intravenous chemotherapies. Sometimes hormone blocking medications are very effective if the cancer has the estrogen or Progesterone receptor on its surface. Herceptin (trastuzumab) is useful if it has her2 on its surface. ...Read more

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Left sided pleural effusion diagnosed as TB. After 4 month treatment feel a pull in left lung when I sneeze yawn cough or take a deep long breath.

Pleural effusion: The effusion may not have fully cleared yet but the most likely feeling is some scar tissue has formed and attached some lung to the chest wall. The lung itself has no pain fibers but the lining of the chest wall does and this could cause the feeling you have. You need to follow up with your MD and get a repeat chest X-Ray. ...Read more

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My blood flows close to the skin causing a redness to the color of my skin. Is there any treatment for this?Also, what's the cause of this?

2 ways: You can have treatment with a pulsed dye laser. One of these is called the perfecta. There is also a new prescription cream that just became available. It is called mirvaso. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my hand redness?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my hand redness?

Hand redness: Hand redness can be from infections which usually require a physician visit since it would be painful with swelling. Mild skin redness can be lots of different things such as mild infections, inflammation, dryskin/eczema, reactions to meds/detergents. Try a gentle aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser, otc steroid cream with a thick emollient such as aquaphor if no change see a physician. ...Read more