Farmer's Lung Treatment & Management

Updated: Dec 21, 2015
  • Author: Laurianne G Wild, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Systemic corticosteroid administration and avoidance measures constitute the primary treatment for farmer's lung.

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Diet

No dietary restrictions are needed.

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Activity

Patients may decrease activity because of cough and dyspnea on exertion. In a patient with acute farmer's lung, pulmonary function improves once antigen exposure is eliminated. Between episodes of acute disease, activity may be unlimited.

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