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Pain in chest whe taking deep breaths?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Pleurisy

The classic case of pain in your chest on taking a deep breath is "pleurisy, " also known as "the devil's grip.
" it is usually the result of a cold in which the presumed virus causes inflammation of the lining of the lung so that when you take a deep breath, this raw and inflamed surface rubs against the inside chest wall, and causes pain. The onset is abrupt and usually resolves in 2-3 days.

In brief: Pleurisy

The classic case of pain in your chest on taking a deep breath is "pleurisy, " also known as "the devil's grip.
" it is usually the result of a cold in which the presumed virus causes inflammation of the lining of the lung so that when you take a deep breath, this raw and inflamed surface rubs against the inside chest wall, and causes pain. The onset is abrupt and usually resolves in 2-3 days.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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