Pleurisy is the inflammation of the pleura, which is characterized by the formation of fibrinous plaque. This inflammatory disease is often complicates the various processes that occur in the chest wall, lungs and diaphragm.
There are two types of pleural effusion: dry and vpotnye. They are called febriany and exsudative respectively. Depending on the form of pleurisy vary its symptoms, the progress of the disease and its treatment.
Most often, pleurisy is a secondary disease - that is, it occurs as a result of other diseases. Therefore, further treatment depends on the disease against which it arose. Symptoms of pleurisy are different but there are common symptoms, which is characteristic for all types of pleurisy:
Tingling or pain in the side, which increases during coughing or deep breath.
The patient vomits constantly
For accurate diagnosis of pleurisy initially need to be convinced of what the disease was the cause of its appearance. Depends on successful treatment of the disease.
First of all, it is necessary to conduct x-ray examination, and then proceed to puncture, which gives the opportunity to conduct a study of pleural fluid, and to determine whether the effusion and what is its nature.
It should be noted that in the treatment of pleurisy self-treatment is unacceptable and, in addition, it is necessary to carefully establish the cause of pleurisy, namely, what disease was the reason for its occurrence.
Treatment of pleurisy consists of antibiotic therapy, which is inherent for the treatment of infectious-allergic pleurisy, and during which the use of antibiotics and chemicals. Together with the prescription of antibiotics, it is often necessary to reorganize the pleural cavity lavage using antiseptic solutions.
With these procedures in the treatment of pleurisy is assigned the administration of drugs against inflammation, as well as drugs that aim to mobilize the immune functions of the body.
During treatment shows a strict bed rest. This particularly applies to patients with acute pleurisy. We should not forget about vitamins, most of which should be proteins.
During the treatment provided by the use of compresses and mustard, which have a heating function.
Upon completion of the treatment of pleural effusion, the patient should continue monitoring by the doctor within two to three years.