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Pulmonary Fibrosis

Inhaler

10/27/2008

Question:

Dear Doctor, Please recommend any inhaler that may help in shortness of breath for patient with pulmonary fibrosis. I realize that it may not fix lungs, but what to try for some relief Thanks

Answer:

Unless there is also asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema present, inhalers do not usually help relieve shortness of breath in pulmonary fibrosis.

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Response by:

James N Allen, Jr, MD James N Allen, Jr, MD
Clinical Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University