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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a disease of the lungs in which your lungs become inflamed as an allergic reaction to inhaled dust, fungus, molds or chemicals.

Learn About Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

What is hypersensitivity pneumonitis and is it serious? See what it means to have this condition.

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors

Initial symptoms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis are similar to the flu, but it can take several months to a number of years to develop allergy to the dust. Certain occupations may increase your risk of developing hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

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Diagnosing and Treating Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is completely reversible in the early stages, so the single most important thing that you can do is avoid the dust that causes the disease.

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Living With Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Avoiding the dust is important both in early and later stages of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. You can take these steps to limit exposure to certain dusts.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the appointment with your doctor. Here are some questions about hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

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This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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