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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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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »