Pleurisy called pleural inflammation, wherein the fibrous plaque formed on the body surface. This disease is always secondary, that is accompanied by other diseases or is their complications. For example, pleural effusion can be caused by tuberculosis, rheumatism, lung cancer or pleural lesions. There are several types of pleurisy.
Types of pleurisy:- One type of pleurisy - fibrinous or dry. It can occur due to cooling, trauma, or on the background of pneumonia. This form of the disease characterized by a lack of fluid in the pleural cavity. In this case, the liquid is sufficiently small.
The next type of pleurisy - pleural. The reasons for it - TB infection, pneumonia, and rheumatism. In addition, pleural effusion may occur as a consequence of the previously reviewed fibrinous pleurisy. This form of pleurisy characterized by a large number of exudate, why it got its name. The liquid fills the pleural cavity, due to which the lungs are compressed, and breathing problems.
The third type of pleurisy - purulent. The cause of this disease is in the purulent process in the body. Sometimes it happens that a person's immune system is weakened because of an illness, resulting in a lung abscess bursts into the pleural cavity. It also entails the development of purulent pleurisy.
The causes of pleurisy:- Consider the factors that contribute to the development of pleurisy. The first place in this list is various kinds of infections, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The risk group includes people who are on duty have to inhale large amounts of toxic substances. Are at risk and those who suffer from cardiovascular illnesses and cancer. On the development of pleurisy is also affected by a tumor of the pleura and heart failure.
Another reason pleurisy - a pulmonary embolism, in other words, the formation of a blood clot in the blood vessels in the lung. By the way speaking, this process may also lead to pulmonary infarction. Pleurisy cause lymph channels obstacles arising because of the tumor processes and chest injuries. There are also a number of drugs that provoke the development of pleurisy.
Finally, the cause of pleurisy could be diseases such as pancreatitis, cirrhosis, and pulmonary infarction.
Symptoms of pleurisy :- Symptoms of pleurisy depend upon its form. When fibrinous pleurisy observed severe pain in the chest, a dry cough, fever and general weakness. The most striking and typical symptom of this form of pleurisy - a pleural rub on auscultation of the lungs. Sometimes the pain gives to his collarbone or upper abdomen. In the so-called apical pleurisy pain is felt in the area of the trapezius muscle.
When pleural effusion person can not feel pain, including when coughing. Typical symptoms - shortness of breath, you have trouble breathing. Accurate diagnosis can be made only by careful examination of the patient.
Purulent plevritotlichaet general intoxication, high fever, and sweating. Pleural puncture and other tests allow you to put in this case, an accurate diagnosis.
Each type of pleurisy treated its methods. Separately describe how traditional medicine is a struggle with various forms of pleurisy.
Treatment fibrinous pleurisy. In this case, a large role is played by the correct mode. It is important that the patient was a lot of lying and warm. Measures are being taken to deal with the pain. Appointed by banks and mustard. In addition, in the course are and potent drugs, such as codeine, aminopyrine, and others.
The treatment of exudative pleurisy. If pleural effusion is very important to remove the exudation from the pleural cavity. This is done by a special operation, called pleural puncture. It is a special thick puncture needle. For pleural puncture device used Potena.
After operation appointed medication drugs including salicylates and calcium chloride. If there is suspicion of tuberculous etiology of pleurisy, the used drugs, and streptomycin ftivazid. In this case, as well, it is recommended to observe bed rest. Appointed by banks and mustard.
A necessary measure in the complex treatment of exudative pleurisy - is breathing exercises. It also involves the treatment of the disease against which developed pleurisy.
Treatment of purulent pleurisy. This form pleurisy treated by assigning a large number of antibiotics, which, in addition to oral administration, and are administered directly into the pleura. In some cases, surgery is indicated. Requires fed large amounts of oxygen to the patient.
Pleurisy Remedies of Homeopathy:- Immediately it should be noted that the exudative pleurisy usually require treatment in a hospital, so if this ailment has to resort to the methods of traditional medicine. But, despite this, homeopathic remedies are useful in many cases.
During an exacerbation prescribe homeopathic medicines, which are used at a fever. Including this drugs such as Aconitum a 3, 3, 6, 12 and 30 of dilution in 3x Nightshade, 3 and 6 dilutions, Gelsemium in 3, 3 and 6, and other dilutions.
Next, listed below are assigned homeopathic remedies.
Bryonia in 3 and 3 breeding is used to loosen pleural pain. It is also used topically as an ointment.
Apis 3 and 6 breeding good at the rapid accumulation of fluid.
Ranunculus 3 and 6 breeding will help in the case of stabbing pain, which intensified during the movement and touch from the affected area.
Cantharis 3, 6 and 12 is used as a dilution of the homeopathic medicine with serous effusion. The need to receive this drug indicate general weakness as well as the presence of sweating and thirst.
If pleurisy was delayed and the patient at the same time complaining of general weakness, it shows Arsenicum album in 6 dilution and Arsenicum Iodatum 6 dilution.
Reason pleurisy - a trauma? Then help Arnica in 3 and 3 dilution.
In the case of increasing hemorrhagic exudate appointed Millefolium in 2, 3 and 3 dilution.
Ferrum Phosphoricum 3, 6 and 12 dilution Chininum arsenicosum 3, 6 and 12, and dilution Arsenicum Iodatum 3, 6 and 12 dilution - homeopathic agents suitable in asthenic syndrome and anemia. Be appointed as restorative drugs.
When protracted course pleurisy, accompanied by suppuration appointed Sulphur 6 and 12, and dilution Hepar Sulphur 6 and 12 dilutions.
Finally, in the case of pleural adhesions and fibrosis used homeopathic medicine Silicea 6 and 12 breeding.