Pleurisy is a condition in which the pleura — a membrane consisting of a layer of tissue that lines the inner side of the chest cavity and a layer of tissue that surrounds the lungs — becomes inflamed. Also called pleuritis, pleurisy causes sharp chest pain (pleuritic pain) that worsens during breathing
Cause-Pleurisy occurs when the pleura becomes irritated and inflamed. As a result, the two layers of the pleural membrane rub against each other like two pieces of sandpaper, producing pain when you inhale and exhale. The pleuritic pain lessens or stops when you hold your breath.
Causes of pleurisy include:-A viral infection, such as the flu (influenza), A bacterial infection, such as pneumonia, A fungal infection, Rheumatoid disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Certain medications, Lung cancer near the pleural surface
Symptoms-The signs and symptoms of pleurisy might include:-Chest pain that worsens when you breathe, cough or sneeze, Shortness of breath — because you are trying to minimize breathing in and out, A cough — only in some cases, A fever — only in some cases
Pain caused by pleurisy also might affect your shoulder or back
ACONITUM NAPELLUS 30- It shoul be the first remedy, to be thought of for chest pains. Bryonia alba should be given , if it fails to relieve in one day
ANTIMONIUM ARS 30- Pleurisy with sweat and inflammation of the heart
APIS MEL. 30- It is indicated when the amount of exudation is large, but the inflammation is less as compared to that of Cantharis. Dyspnea and suffocation due to the large amount of the fluid
ARNICA MONT. 30- Pleurisy resulting from an injury inflicted by a broken rib. It may yield completely to the use of this medicine . If a supplement is needed , Bryonia  and Kali carb. Complete for choice
ARSENICUM ALB 30- Great restlessness . Drinks often but little at a time. Burning pain in the chest, relieved by warmth
ARSENICUM IOD 30-- Purulent pleurisy with great prostration , worse on expiration. Sharp suppressed cough
BELLADONNA 30- Pleurisy in children accompanied  with convulsions. Congestive type
BRYONIA ALBA 30- Stitching pain in the chest, worse on any motion and better by rest and cold things. Dry pleurisy
CANTHARIS 30- Great burning in the chest, also in the urethra while urinating
CHINA OFF 30- Pleurisy with fever and great weakness
HEPAR SULPHURIS 30- Pleurisy complicated with bronchitis . Formation of pus in the chest. Wet pleurisy
KALI CARB 30- Breathlessness . Burning pain  in the chest. Cough
KALI SULPH 30- Applicable in the later stages of inflammation. Rattling of mucus in the chest. Yellow expectoration with pus formation
PSORINUM 200- Oppression of chest and shortness of breath. Offensive breath and pus exceedingly putrid
SILICEA 200- Indolent suppuration of the pleura lasting over a long period with thin, offensive pus, slow emaciation
SULPHUR 200- Chronic pleuritic effusion with shortness of breath, oppression of the chest and debility
RANUNCULUS BULBOSUS 30- Pain in the muscles of the ribs. Chilliness in the chest while walking in open air. Rheumatic pains in the chest. Pleurodynia

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