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How can pleurisy be treated?

Two week ago I was diagnosed with pleurisy and a UTI. I took prednisone and an anti- biotic. Symptoms disappeared and within 3 days the pleurisy was back. I am on a second regimen of prednisone but it does not seem to be working. Is there anything I should be doing other than resting?
Mon, 3 Dec 2018
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Hello,

Pleurisy will settle in couple of weeks in most of the cases.

You can take analgesics like tramadol for pain relief.

If symptoms persists better to consult a pulmonologist and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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