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Suggest treatment for pleurisy

Just this last Friday I went to the ER for bad pain when breathing in and out on just any breath. They diagnosed me with pleurisy. The doctor said it wasn't suppose to get any worse, but it did and also now I have a very swelled and sore throat that makes it hard to swallow. What do you suggest I do?
Wed, 15 Jun 2016
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, you are mostly having viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).
Sore throat, difficulty in swallowing etc are common symptoms of viral URTI.
Viral URTI cancer complicate as bronchitis and this can cause cause chest pain on breathing.
So follow these steps for better symptomatic relief.
1. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep your self hydrated.
2. Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day.
3. Avoid oily and spicy food.
4. Take antihistamine and anti inflammatory drugs.
You will mostly improve with all these in 1 week.
If not improving then consult pulmonologist.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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