Common "Pleurisy" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Pleura is the lining of the lungs. Pleurisy is swelling or irritation of the lining. This leads to cough, fatigue, fever, weight loss, shortness of breath, etc. Inhalation of allergic particles like asbestosis, autoimmune disorder, blood clot in the lungs, trauma, inflammatory bowel disease, lung cancer, etc., are the cause of the inflammation. Draining the pleural space, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, medications for controlling infections, etc., is pleurisy treatment.

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I had a chest cold, and now, I feel my heart beat strongly in the middle of my chest. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 56-year-old male and have had a chest cold in the winter. I started to have a strange feeling in my chest. When I breathe fully in and out, I get a twinge in the center, and it feels hollow. I can feel my heart beat strongly in the middle of my chest and at the front of my neck....  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Stabbing chest pain after a common cold is due to pleurisy, inflammation of the pleura, the membrane that covers the lungs. I suggest you take the tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with them and take medicati...  Read Full »

What cause pain in the chest while taking TB treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a stabbing pain in the chest while taking TB treatment with four types of drugs (DOTS) since one and a half months. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This pain can be due to fluid in the pleural space, due to pleurisy or due to a cardiac cause. I suggest you take tablet Combiflam (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol), twice a day for five days. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines wit...  Read Full »

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