Patient Comments: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Experience

Do you know the cause of your hypersensitivity pneumonitis? Please share your experience.

Comment from: Nat, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: September 06

I work as a lifeguard in an indoor pool 40 hours a week, the coughing fits I get are intense. Whenever I get time off the symptoms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis fade.

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Comment from: Ian, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

My condition of hypersensitivity pneumonitis may have been caused by my hobby and work, pigeons, welding and spray painting.

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Comment from: Richard, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 14

I feel that I had an episode of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. I recently purchased a set of pillowcase protective covers and a full zippered case cover for a queen size mattress. The material that the protective covers were made of was a form of a polyvinylchloride based material. The material was of a cloth like product with sewn like zippers. I purchased the covers at a reliable retailer. At first use, straight from the shipping material, the covers had a strong acidic smell. After a few days use, the smell expanded to the whole bedroom. It ended up, I could not sleep on my back in my bed or any other position. The smell led to acute coughing, shortness of breath, difficult breathing, vomiting, a burnt like taste of the air breathed, and perhaps heart distress. With removal of the covers from the bed and room area, my normal sleep mode returned without physical distress.

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Comment from: marty1022, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 25

I have been working in a building that was condemned because of mold, but I was unaware, and I have been feeling bad for the past 5 months, and diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia, and now have a urinary tract infection; no reason for that. And I have coughed, sneezed, and had terrible fatigue and joint aches.

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Comment from: roxie52, Female (Patient) Published: June 04

Aspergillus niger and aspergillus flavus were the cause of my hypersensitivity pneumonitis. I have lupus and already had interstitial lung disease.

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