Thanks for your query
Pleurisy in most of the cases are due to infection like pneumonia
, TB. Malignancy, connective tissue
disoreder may sometimes cause it. Its very urgent to have a chest x-ray if not done yet. If chest x-ray is suggestive or inconclusive an HRCT scan thorax should be done. You may have non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) for pain relief and these are the drugs of choice for dry pleurisy
. If pleural effusion
develops then therapeutic as well as diagnostic pleural fluid aspiration is to be done. Consult a pulmonologist
and get yourself examined and go for the investigations to find out the etiology.