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How long does it take to recover with pleuritis?

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In brief: Several weeks

Depending on the cause, the pain may disappear more slowly or more quickly.
Pleurisy is usually a sign of infection of the lining of the lung between the lung and the wall of the chest. If it is a bacterial germ that is doing it, then an antibiotic will speed the improvement. If there is pneumonia (with cough and likely fever), the treatment may take longer as well.

In brief: Several weeks

Depending on the cause, the pain may disappear more slowly or more quickly.
Pleurisy is usually a sign of infection of the lining of the lung between the lung and the wall of the chest. If it is a bacterial germ that is doing it, then an antibiotic will speed the improvement. If there is pneumonia (with cough and likely fever), the treatment may take longer as well.
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