Hi sounds like you got a Chest Infection Please go to your Family Doctor he/she will put you on a course of Antibiotic's to stop the infection , take care ,
No. it's most likely caused by a viral infection and antibiotics will make it worse.Been there, done that. It seems that pleurisy leaves many people who get affected once, with a predisposition to re-infection (instead of increased immunity) of the pleura which may extend to the shoulder.
If the pain reminds of you of pleurisy-something impossible to forget-
it probably is!
I have successfully (self) treated each such infection, with alternate applications of 10% DMSO solution ( topical application in thin layers over
well washed area) close to the neck, 30% below the neck & Voltaren Gel.
I also did Reiki, self-hypnosis and rested well for 2 days, each time.
PS. Male or female?