The best treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis is staying away from whatever caused it. There are also some medicines that can help.
Avoiding what caused your hypersensitivity pneumonitis is the best way to help it get better. This might not be possible for everyone. And some people never figure out what caused it. For those people, medicines may help.
Medications that can help are:
- Steroids like prednisone
- Immune suppressing medicines like mycophenolate mofetil (brand name Cell Cept) and azathioprine (brand names Azasan and Imuran)
- Anti-scarring medicines called anti-fibrotics, like nintendanib (brand name Ofev)
Which medicines might be the most helpful is different from person to person. Talk to your doctor about what medication might be best for you.
For people with really bad hypersensitivity pneumonitis, getting a lung transplant may be an option for certain people.
The treatment that doctors endorse is to stay away from the source.