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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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How common is siderosis?
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Siderosis is most common in people who work in jobs like welding, which create iron and iron oxide d...
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What is siderosis?
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Siderosis, also called welder's lung, is a lung disease caused by breathing in iron or iron oxide du...
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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 do other illnesses affect siderosis?
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Siderosis can be used as a marker of how much exposure a worker has had to toxic fumes and dust. Thi...
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