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What do I need to know about caring for someone with pleurisy?

The main thing for you to understand about pleurisy is that it is painful. Your loved one may be in constant pain, possibly even severe pain that prevents him or her from performing simple daily activities. Just be there to listen and support as well as to offer any assistance your friend or family member who has pleurisy may need.

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What is pleurisy?
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Pleurisy is a lung condition where the lining of your lungs and chest cavity are inflamed. The lung ...
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Is pleurisy serious?
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The conditions that cause pleurisy are usually more serious than the condition itself. Though pleuri...
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How long does pleurisy last?
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How long pleurisy lasts depends on what causes it. If the cause can be fully treated and cured, such...
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How do other illnesses affect pleurisy?
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The most significant way that other illnesses affect pleurisy is that they cause the condition in th...
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