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What happens is pleurisy is untreated?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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