Pleurisy is a medical condition that causes chest pain and shortness of breath. It is swelling and irritation of the tissue between the lungs and chest wall/ rib cage. Read more: How Long Does Pleurisy Last? Article
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Pleurisy, an inflammation of the lining around the lungs, is associated with sharp chest pain upon breathing in. Cough, chest tenderness, and shortness of breath are other symptoms associated with pleurisy. Pleurisy pain can be managed with pain medication and by external splinting of the chest wall.
Is Pleurisy Contagious?
Pleurisy or pleuritis is an inflammation of the lining around the lungs. Some of the causes of pleurisy include TB, the flu, heart attack, some forms of arthritis, and lupus. The treatment for pleurisy is generally aimed at the underlying cause of pleurisy.
Pleurisy Symptoms and Treatments
Pleurisy is swelling and irritation of the tissues between the lungs and chest wall/ribcage. Pleurisy causes chest pain and shortness of breath in an individual.
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