Condition: Postinflammatory Pulmonary Fibrosis

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About Postinflammatory Pulmonary Fibrosis

Postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which the tissues in the lungs thicken or become scarred. The lung tissues also become rigid, which makes breathing difficult. As postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis advances, lung tissue becomes more damaged and shortness of breath worsens. Generally, the cause of pulmonary fibrosis isn't known. Postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis typically occurs after some sort of infection that causes serious damage to the lung tissues. There is no cure for postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis, but medications like corticosteroid drugs may be helpful in managing inflammation and swelling. Damage to the lungs caused by postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis is permanent, and those with significant damage may need a lung transplant.

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It seems to never go away. Perfumes heat and physical activity makes it worse. 8/7/2014 at 09:29 PM
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Take Dulera & Tuorza not sure they really help but take them anyway10/31/2013 at 10:14 PM
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Perfume kills me, then when I first get into a car and the air is put on it makes me cough then I'm okay until we get around heavy exhaust then I cough again. I find that a car that recycles the inside air rather than the outside air is easier to breath in. Smoke of any kind makes breathing very hard including a nice fire to roast marshmallows. 10/31/2013 at 10:08 PM
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When I cough most time I cough up mucus and is varies in color. Mostly a clear & milky. I have to keep tissues with me. I find getting into someone car & they put on the air conditioner, perfume always make me cough. 10/31/2013 at 09:54 PM
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Walking is the #1 reason for my shortness of breath. I have to put my oxygen up to 8 & 9 liters in my apartment. Walking outside is very tough. Laundry is difficult and have to stop to caught my breath even though the washer & dryer are close. It's the pulling clothes out of the washer & then bending over to get clothes out of dryer. Can take sheets off bed but can't put them back on or even fold them. It is very frustrating.10/31/2013 at 09:47 PM
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