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Do inhaled steroids for asthma cause disorders like fungus in your lungs?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: No, they treat it
The air we breathe always has fungal spores in it, and these don't usually cause any problems.
When they do, a fungus ball can form (rare), we can get a fungal pneumonia (mainly in immune suppressed patients), or we can get an allergic reaction to the fungus. The last is commonest, and is treated with inhaled and systemic steroids + antifungals. The fungus itself and immune disorders cause it.

In brief: No, they treat it
The air we breathe always has fungal spores in it, and these don't usually cause any problems.
When they do, a fungus ball can form (rare), we can get a fungal pneumonia (mainly in immune suppressed patients), or we can get an allergic reaction to the fungus. The last is commonest, and is treated with inhaled and systemic steroids + antifungals. The fungus itself and immune disorders cause it.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Unlikely
Inhaled steoids can cause thrush, a fungal infection in the mouth and throat area.
It would be distinctly unusual for inhaled steroids to cause fungal lung infections - in fact inhaled steroids are used to treatment a from of asthma casued be fungal lung problems.

In brief: Unlikely
Inhaled steoids can cause thrush, a fungal infection in the mouth and throat area.
It would be distinctly unusual for inhaled steroids to cause fungal lung infections - in fact inhaled steroids are used to treatment a from of asthma casued be fungal lung problems.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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