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What are the treatments for pleurisy?

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Your doctor may give you antibiotics for an infection. He may also give you anti-inflammatory drugs or other pain medicines. Sometimes, a codeine-based cough syrup will be prescribed to control a cough that makes pain worse.

In the case of pleural effusion, your doctor will direct treatment towards the underlying cause of the fluid. Sometimes, if the pleural fluid is infected or there's a lot of it, the doctor may drain it through a tube in your chest. You'll have to stay at the hospital for this.

SOURCES:

Kass S. -MAY 1, 2007. A merican Family Physician,

Ferri, F. Mosby, 2011. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012,


 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Kass S. -MAY 1, 2007. A merican Family Physician,

Ferri, F. Mosby, 2011. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012,


 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

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