Hi I have inflamed lungs caused by hay fever Essentially as
I have inflamed lungs caused by hay fever. Essentially asthma. I have been given prednisolone for the problem but what prefer not to take. My question is, does an inflammation of the lungs caused by pollen eventually go down naturally. It's been 10 days now.
Thanks for your query, short and very specific; wants to know whether the inflammation of the lungs caused by pollen eventually go down naturally.
I have read you history and understood your concerns about not willing to use Prednisolone for asthma. It has been 10 days now.
Hay fever is a severe allergic reaction giving you inflamed lungs, asthma. This is essentially treated with an antihistamine, steroids in oral or topical form (as Spray) and bronchodilators as needed.
Steroid are best avoided in the following conditions:
- Long term use without tapering.
- other problems like water retention, edema over the body.
Certainly, if the dose of the allergens is reduced and/or the reaction of the body is reduced, the inflammation of the lungs caused by the pollen will eventually go down naturally.
The antihistamine also works.
You may ask for topical, means in the spray form of steroids which practically do have very minimal amount of steroid and does not cause any general side effects.
I hope this answer helps you, please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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