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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Hello. I was diagnosed with costochondritis and possibly pleurisy on June 9 and have not been able to manage the pain since. It is stabbing pain in my entire ribcage and the Prednisone that I was prescribed to reduce inflammation is only making me very le

Hello. I was diagnosed with costochondritis and possibly pleurisy on June 9 and have not been able to manage the pain since. It is stabbing pain in my entire ribcage and the Prednisone that I was prescribed to reduce inflammation is only making me very le

Costochondritis: If you have a definite tender area at the rib and sternum junction, apply warm applications, pat dry and apply ligament like bengay. Avoid stressing the rib cage from stretching, lifting, etc. While on prednisone you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) but you should not take nsaids like Aleve which I found more effective than oral prednisone. Injection of lidocaine and steroids into the area may help.? Rheumatologist ...Read more

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Sle patient. Diangosis with pleurisy and pericarditis. Very high CRP and sed rate but is now normal. If inflammation is norm why am I still having symptoms?

Recovery time: The CRP and ESR are just general markers for inflammation and may not reflect local inflammation. In addition, even if the inflammation has stopped, the damaged tissue needs time to heal. ...Read more

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No DX from docs, I'm feeling hopeless. Symptoms: joint & widespread pain and stiffness, lung inflammation and pleurisy, fatigue, +ANA 1:640, speckled?

No DX from docs, I'm feeling hopeless. Symptoms: joint & widespread pain and stiffness, lung inflammation and pleurisy, fatigue, +ANA 1:640, speckled?

Systemic lupus?: This sounds like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), although other connective tissue diseases could cause similar symptoms and lab results. Hopelessness is a common symptom of depression, but is also common in almost any illness when patients feel that they aren't doing well. You should see a rheumatologist if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy (already dx) cause pain assoc with eating? Pain worse after food. Not so bad if eat very small amts. Nausea also bad. Little appetite.

Can pleurisy (already dx) cause pain assoc with eating? Pain worse after food. Not so bad if eat very small amts. Nausea also bad. Little appetite.

Not really: Lleurisy causes pain on deep breathing in the chest, and not related to food, it may be esophageal reflux and try acid suppression therapy with ranitidine or omeprazole, if does not help see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have the flu, and it seems to be worse, it hurts my chest cavity to swollow food now, could it be pleurisy?

I have the flu, and it seems to be worse, it hurts my chest cavity to swollow food now, could it be pleurisy?

Possibly: But it sounds more like you have esophagitis inflammation of the tube that carries food to your stomach
pleurisy generally would cause chest pain with cough and deep breathing. Check with your doctor but you could try and acid blocker like prevacid (lansoprazole) ...Read more

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Can pleurisy cause weight loss and pressure/ increased pain after eating? Very little appetite, am nauseous and when I do eat it causes pressure.

Can pleurisy cause weight loss and pressure/ increased pain after eating? Very little appetite, am nauseous and when I do eat it causes pressure.

Yes it can: Pleurisy (the pain from the rubbing of the lining of the lungs felt to be due to some sort of inflammation) can cause pain/nausea. So can the causes of the pleurisy in general. If this does not resolve like a viral illness 7-10 days, look for further answers. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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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 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

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How can I treat pleurisy homeopathically? What is the best way?

Pleurisy: There is no way homeopathically can treat pleurisy as well as well established lung doctors. ...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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What is pleurisy and is it curable?

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 would pleurisy affect the shoulder?

Pleurisy: Several muscles, including the serratus anterior, serratus posterior, latissimus, pectoralis, etc. Ride close to the chest wall and attach to the shoulder region. They can be affected by painful chest excursion. ...Read more

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Question about pleurisy/pleuritis. Same?

I believe so: 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. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause or irritate pleurisy?

No: Smoking can irritate pleurisy, but in most of cases it is not a direct cause of it. Need to be evaluated for pleurisy. Few causes are infections, pneumothorax (abnormal collection of air in pleural space), blood clot in lung vessels. Chest injuries. heart surgery, lupus, rheumatoid, lung cancer etc.... ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over pleurisy?

Depends on cause: Depends on the underlying cause of pleurisy. The recovery period may vary from weeks to months. ...Read more

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Did anyone got any self help tips for pleurisy?

1st be sure: Diagnosis must be certain - so you really need to have an exam if at all possible. Then yes, there are self-mgmt ideas but it's best to clear them w/ the doctor. Avoid demands on your lungs. Lie on the painful side if it feels better. Use Advil, (ibuprofen) or such per directions. Http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/pleurisy/page6_em. Htm
Best! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pleurisy in your chest?

Pain: Typically pain when you take a deep breath. You may also have signs of an upper respiratory tract infection at the same time (cough, runny nose). ...Read more

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Where does pleurisy hurt on the chest left side?

Where does pleurisy hurt on the chest left side?

Chest lung: Interface chest and lung. It is somewhat dry and painful. The movements should be smooth but are "rubbery" which makes it painful. ...Read more

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Why does my 15 year old keep getting pleurisy?

She need to: Be checked by her physician. The underlying medical conditions that cause pleurisy are numerous. It could be an acute illness, tuberculosis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma or could be idiopathic. Your doctor will discuss treatment plans and refer if necessary. ...Read more

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Does it matter if you have pneumonia vs. Pleurisy?

Does it matter if you have pneumonia vs. Pleurisy?

Pneumonia a killer: Between 5 and 10 million people get pneumonia in the United States each year, and more than 1 million people are hospitalized due to the condition. As a result, pneumonia is the fourth most frequent cause of hospitalizations.
Although the majority of pneumonias respond well to treatment, the infection kills 40, 000 - 70, 000 people each year. Pleurisy is not usually life threatening. ...Read more

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Pleurisy (Definition)

Inflammation of the tissues that line the ...Read more