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Doctor says I have pneumonia or pleurisy. Is the treatment the same?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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