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Can a viral infection cause pleurisy ?

Can a viral infection cause pleurisy ?

YesPresumedMostFreq.: Pleurisy, inflammation of the thin, delicate lining inside the chest, visceral portion covering/outside layer of the lungs, parietal layer lining the inside of the chest wall, both layers oozing small amounts of clear salt water filtered from blood capillaries & serving as lubricant, is presumed commonly from viral infections, however, as a body response, could be triggered by any no of triggers. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I've hade pleurisy (due to viral infections) three times the last three months. Will a flu shot help my situation?

I've hade pleurisy (due to viral infections) three times the last three months.  Will a flu shot help my situation?

The flu shot: has been shown to prevent influenza virus infection but pleurisy is caused by other viruses as well. So the vaccine may be helpful in influenza outbreaks. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy due to viral infection go away of its own or medical attention needed?

Most will: Pleurisy, if secondary to a simple viral infection will often self heal over time. Some will benefit from over the counter anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What is a viral infection that causes high fever.Should a person worry ?

What is a viral infection that causes high fever.Should a person worry ?

Many: Lots of viruses can cause a high fever - influenza (flu) is one of them. Colds can cause fevers too. So can the "stomach flu" - which are often viruses. Having a fever or the number that it reaches isn't in and of itself a cause for concern. Doctors are more concerned with why a fever is happening. ...Read more

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Can a viral infection cause WBC of 24000 and fever of 104.5 in an infant?

Can a viral infection cause WBC of 24000 and fever of 104.5 in an infant?

Probably not: A viral infection can cause a high fever but a high white blood count is very indicative of a bacterial infection. Viral infections generally don't cause high white blood counts. ...Read more

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I had 102-103 temp for 4 days. My physician diagnosed the issue as a viral infection, and asked me to get rest. Fever gone, i now have a sinus infection still, and constant goose bumps on chest/arms?

I had 102-103 temp for 4 days. My physician diagnosed the issue as a viral infection, and asked me to get rest. Fever gone, i now have a sinus infection still, and constant goose bumps on chest/arms?

Likely the 'flu'.: You are having fluctuations in temperature because you are still fighting the infection and winning; but it takes time. Meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) change your internal temperature making you sweat some as it's effect begins, then goose bumps as it leaves and your body temp rises again slightly. Drink lots of water, > 8 cups/d. No sugary food/drinks. Whole foods-veges, fruit, legumes whole grains help. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more