Dry pleurisy is characterized by pain and a dry cough.

In contrast to the lungs, pleura huge number of nerve endings. Therefore, when the rough sheets of pleura begin with breathing rub against each other, it causes severe pain at the site of pleurisy and cough. Pain clearly worsened by deep breathing and coughing and is reduced if the patient lay on his side (in a position lower lung fewer shifts).


Cough in this case dry cough since nothing, pleural cavity is closed (not open to the outside, such as the lung alveoli via the bronchial tubes, however fibrin filaments can not cough – evacuated from the pleural cavity). By itself, a small, dry pleurisy the general condition and in particular does not violate the temperature rise does not cause too little focus.

If pleurisy accompanied pneumonia, the observed and pneumonia symptoms, including fever, weakness, chills, sweating, etc. When pleurisy pneumonia cough is wet (sputum go from pneumonia).


In exudative pleurisy pleural sheets separated liquid layer, so their friction against each other and the stimulation of nerve endings occurs. So, there will be no pain or severe coughing. But the man at the same time feels bad. The fluid in the pleural cavity outside compresses the right or left lung (depending on the side where is located), preventing it from cracking when breathing.

There is a lack of oxygen – there are shortness of breath, weakness.

Dyspnea is the medical term for shortness of breath, sometimes described as “air hunger.” It is an uncomfortable feeling.
Shortness of breath can range from mild and temporary to serious and long lasting. It is sometimes difficult to diagnose and treat dyspnea because there can be many different causes.

Shortness of breath is a common problem. According to the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education, 1 in every 4 people who visit the doctor have dyspnea.

Moreover dyspnea severity depends on the amount of liquid.