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What is the treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is the treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Depends: Number one is removal of the precipitating allergen (cause of the hypersensitivity). Then, depending upon the severity, short courses of anti-inflammatory meds which may include steroids may be helpful. Supportive care may include other factors depending upon the cause and the degree of impairment. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity is a clinical term in which a normally tolerable trigger results in a larger than expected response. Examples include emotional responses to social situations, or sunburn from average amounts of sunlight that normally do ...Read more


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Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Experimental: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) (mycophenolate) is a medication that has been used to treat interstitial lung diseases that are autoimmune in nature. While hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an interstitial lung disease, it is triggered by "extrinsic' triggers such as airborne mold, and other "organic" substances. There is not enough data to prove that CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) would be helpful at this point in time. ...Read more

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What is visceral hypersensitivity and its cause. Can it be the same as chronic continuous IBS pain? What are the latest treatment options available?

What is visceral hypersensitivity and its cause. Can it be the same as chronic  continuous IBS pain? What are the latest treatment options available?

Close, but...: Visceral hypersensitivity is believed to be one mechanism thru which ibs manifests--but there are many, each representing a target for possible treatments. Effective therapeutic options include: receptor-mediators, various antidepressants, motility-acting agents, non-pharmacologic approaches, more. Distinction of ibs from organic pathology is critical. As to your "continous pain", don't you sleep? ...Read more

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Can TB spread in the body during treatment of 5 months.tb neck lymph nodes increasing in size .is it hypersensitivity?

Can TB spread in the body during treatment of 5 months.tb neck lymph nodes increasing in size .is it hypersensitivity?

?correct diagnosis: Biopsy of the lymph node will give an accurate diagnosis. If it is tuberculosis, drug resistance may play a part in treatment.You need to see a specialist in TB to settle it. You may need a different combination of anti-tubercular medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lymph node to enlarge during the fifth month of TB treatment? No weight loss or fever.is this hypersensitivity or what?

Normal: It's possible to have enlarged lymph node after 6 months. It can be related to immune responsive reactivation or persistent TB inflammation. It's comment n to see what we call immune reactive inflammatory syndrome ...Read more

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How can I cure my hypersensitivity to insect bites?

How can I cure my hypersensitivity to insect bites?

Desensitization: Allergen desensitization does not work on all allergies--it is most effective with seasonal allergens, indoor allergens and insect bites.Insect bites from bees, red ants and wasps are treated with allergen desensitization.Allergen desensitization uses small amounts of the allergen the person is allergic to and injects the allergen into the individual's body. ...Read more

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Can painkillers act as a treatment for people hypersensitive to touch? Do you think that would work?

Can painkillers act as a treatment for people hypersensitive to touch?  Do you think that would work?

Hypersensitive: It seems like you have neuropathic pain. It is quite well established that this condition is relatively opioid resistant. If opioids do help it will only decrease the pain but not obliterate totally the sensitivity. ...Read more

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What are the common types of hypersensitivity reactions?

What are the common types of hypersensitivity reactions?

Many possibilities: The word "hypersensitivity" often is used to describe an allergic reaction. Possible causes of allergic reactions are sensitivities to foods, insects, medications, etc... ...Read more