A 31-year-old member asked:
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what types of medicines are used to treat pulmonary fibrosis?

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Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Don't know: I am not a pulmonologist. I would refer you to our healthtaps specialists or private pulmonologist for correct information. My practice is limited to surgery and self-healing meditation to treat cancers and chronic illnesses as a secondary support management.
Answered on Jul 10, 2013
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No effective Rx: There are no effective treatments for pulmonary fibrosis although Prednisone (steroids) are often used. Multiple other medications have been used, but none has been proven to affect this condition.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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