Talk

Advanced search

Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice.

Plurisey

(2 Posts)
inkpad Sun 10-Jan-16 14:44:14

Hi all,

I've been diagnosed as having pleurisy following a lingering cough of 4 weeks (plus). Been giving antibiotics, pain killers and a pump to help with coughing.

Is pleurisy contagious, and how long could it take to recover. Any tips appreciated,

Thanks

JammyGeorge Sun 10-Jan-16 23:31:00

Hi, I had it in the summer and was v unwell. The pain in my ribs was awful.

Id say the initial bad pain went within 3/4 days of the antibiotics but I felt like I'd been hit by a bus and was off work a week or two.

The doctor said it can take up to 6 weeks for it to clear up properly and the soreness/tenderness to go away.

Hope you feel better soon.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: