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Pulmonary Fibrosis




Dear Doctor, Please recommend any inhaler that may help in shortness of breath for patient with pulmonary fibrosis. I realize that it may not fix lungs, but what to try for some relief Thanks


Unless there is also asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema present, inhalers do not usually help relieve shortness of breath in pulmonary fibrosis.

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James N Allen, Jr, MD James N Allen, Jr, MD
Clinical Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University