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What are the symptoms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Symptoms of acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis include fever, chills, cough, generally feeling ill, and shortness of breath. Developing hypersensitivity pneumonitis takes prolonged exposure to a foreign substance. Once the person develops hypersensitivity, the symptoms may occur as long as four to six hours after exposure. Over time, acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis may turn into chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The symptoms for chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis are coughing, shortness of breath during exertion, loss of appetite, and unintended weight loss.

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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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What increases my risk for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?
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Risk factors for getting hypersensitivity pneumonitis include working at farms, offices, or manufact...
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Are there alternative treatments for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?
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There are no alternative treatments for hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Avoiding the offending substan...
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