A 42-year-old male asked:
Father suffering from pulmonary fibrosis having cough and short breathing during cough. Is there any medication for pulmonary fibros.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Sue Ferranti answered
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: Pulmonary fibrosis is due to scarring in the lungs. There is no specific therapy for the fibrosis itself but the cough may be related to bronchospasm. This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers which could improve the cough and the related shortness of breath. He should see his doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If he smokes, he needs to quit! good luck!
Answered on Jul 1, 2015
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