What can I do at home to treat mild case of pleurisy?

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The following steps might help relieve symptoms related to pleurisy:

  • Take medication. Take medication as recommended by your doctor to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Get plenty of rest. Find the position that causes you the least discomfort when you rest. Even when you start to feel better, be careful not to overdo it.
  • Don't smoke. Smoking can cause more irritation to your lungs. If you smoke and can't quit on your own, ask your doctor for help.