PLEURISY,FALSE (PLEURODYNIA).-This is a disease which comes on in almost precisely the same way up pleurisy(except that the chill is not so marked),but without any inflammation of the pleura. The seat of the affection is the chest wall, which will be found to be tender to external pressure. The pains also of false pleurisy shift their place.
General Treatment.-Rest and light diet must be enjoined. Hot,dry flannels may be laid on the part.
And the patient must be kept warm and protected from draughts.
-When there is fever and restlessness, and the attack had resulted from chill.
-Pains in the side,worse from motion,extorting cries.
-When there is not much fever, and when the cause had been over-exertion.
-When the pains shift about much; if there is disordered digestion.
-Sharp pains in left side;if the case drags.