Pleurisy: symptoms and treatment of this disease
As a result of inflammatory processes inrespiratory organs can sometimes develop such a disease as pleurisy. Symptoms and treatment of it are usually directly related to the cause that caused it, but there are cases when the disease appears on its own. It is important to identify in time the harmful microflora that caused the pleurisy. In some cases, it can be a secondary disease of pneumonia, which requires prompt medical intervention.
Forms of the disease
There are different reasons for developingpleurisy. Symptoms and treatment are determined by the specific form of the disease. So, there are fibrinous, exudative and purulent pleurisy. Dry or fibrinous pleurisy develops when there is not enough fluid in the pleural cavity, why the elasticity of its membranes decreases. Symptoms are associated with severe discomfort during breathing. On the surface of the pleural petals, a fibrin protein is formed, which gave the name to this form of the disease. The reverse situation, when the fluids appear in excess, hindering breathing, and cause exudative pleurisy. Symptoms and treatment of this disease are associated with blood, lymph and pus filling the pleura. The course of treatment will be aimed at their removal. Purulent form somewhat resembles exudative and should be treated in a similar way. Discomfort in the last two cases is not as strong as in fibrinous pleurisy, and manifests itself, mainly, with coughing.
Causes of the disease
How to treat pleurisy?
As already mentioned, the disease is oftenturns out to be secondary. Therefore, treatment involves eliminating the root cause. In the presence of inflammatory processes, it is necessary to conduct a course of therapy against them, and as a result, pleurisy will also pass. Symptoms and treatment of tuberculosis is also associated with the elimination of the underlying disease. In parallel, a number of drugs can be used that return the previous state to the pleural cavity. So, for uncomfortable dry forms, the patient is recommended painkillers, and with excess fluids, surgery may be required to remove them, especially if they are caused by injury or damage.