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What are the safest home remedies for pleurisy?

What are the safest home remedies for pleurisy?

Your car: Use it to drive to your doctor who can make sure your pleurisy is not a more serious problem. Once that is done, then use it to drive to the pharmacy to pick up some Ibuprofen or Aspirin for the pain. Sorry for the sarcasm, but "home remedies" should be reserved for things like colds, sore throats, mild headahces, bruises etc, pleurisy can be mild/self limited, but it can signify serious illness. ...Read more

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 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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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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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 are some remedies for pleurisy?

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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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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