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How do medications treat siderosis?

There are usually no symptoms for siderosis, so no medications are given for this condition. Medications like corticosteroids and drugs to open airways may be given for respiratory conditions that often accompany siderosis, such as silicosis. People with silicosis, which is caused by breathing in silica or silicate dust, may develop difficulty with breathing over time.

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Does siderosis affect children differently than adults?
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Children are unlikely to have siderosis, since it is an occupational disease related to breathing in...
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Can siderosis be prevented?
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Siderosis can be prevented by taking precautions not to inhale more iron- or iron-oxide containing d...
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What are the treatment options for siderosis?
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Siderosis is preventable but is not usually treated. Most people with siderosis have no symptoms, so...
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How does siderosis affect the body?
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Siderosis doesn't usually affect the body beyond producing small, opaque spots on the lungs that may...
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