Can Antibiotics Cure Pleurisy?

Q:
Can antibiotics cure pleurisy?

A:
Pleurisy occurs when the tissue that covers the lungs and chest wall becomes inflamed. If someone has pleurisy, his chest may pain when he’s taking breath.

Bacterial and viral pneumonia are the main underlying causes of pleurisy. If the pleurisy results from bacterial pneumonia, it can be controlled by antibiotics. However, if the pleurisy caused by viral pneumonia, it doesn’t need antibiotics and can resolve on its own.

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