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What are the treatment options for siderosis?

Siderosis is preventable but is not usually treated. Most people with siderosis have no symptoms, so, apart from being careful not to breathe in more iron or iron oxide dust at work, nothing else is usually done. On the other hand, diseases such as silicosis that often occur alongside siderosis may need treatment. People who have silicosis, caused by breathing in silica or silicate particles, may receive treatments such as lung washing (lavage), taking corticosteroids and other drugs that can help with breathing, practicing preventive measures such as getting tuberculosis tests and influenza shots, and getting other treatments for low blood oxygen levels.

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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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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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Will having siderosis prevent me from working?
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Having siderosis shouldn't prevent you from working. There are usually no symptoms associated with s...
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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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