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Can hypersensitivity pneumonitis be prevented?

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis can be avoided by staying away from workplaces that contain dust and chemicals. If you cannot change jobs or work in an environment that does not have dust and chemicals, then use protective gear and ventilation systems to prevent inhaling these substances. If you have the acute form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, you can prevent getting chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (permanent lung damage from prolonged exposure) by avoiding what causes the inflammation.

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How is hypersensitivity pneumonitis diagnosed?
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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is diagnosed using imaging tests (CT scans or x-rays), blood tests, pul...
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Will everyone exposed to common dusts get hypersensitivity pneumonitis?
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No, only a small number of people exposed to common workplace dusts get hypersensitivity pneumonitis...
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How does hypersensitivity pneumonitis affect the body?
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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis affects the body by causing an allergic reaction to common dusts, molds...
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Is hypersensitivity pneumonitis serious?
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Yes, hypersensitivity pneumonitis is serious. If left untreated, the acute form of this illness can ...
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