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What is the cure for popcorn lung?

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There's no cure for popcorn lung, but some medications can help keep it from getting worse. These include certain kinds of antibiotics, steroids to calm inflammation in your lungs, and drugs to slow down your immune system.

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "COPD," "Popcorn Lung: A Dangerous Risk of Flavored E-Cigarettes."

Cleveland Clinic: "Cigarettes, Cigars and Vaping: Which Habit Puts You Most at Risk?" "Electronic Cigarettes: Weighing In on a Popular Trend."

Environmental Health Perspectives: "Flavoring Chemicals in E-Cigarettes: Diacetyl, 2,3-Pentanedione, and Acetoin in a Sample of 51 Products, Including Fruit-, Candy-, and Cocktail-Flavored E-Cigarettes."

Harvard Gazette: "Chemical Flavorings Found in E-Cigarettes Linked to Lung Disease." 

Harvard School of Public Health: "Chemicals Linked with Severe Respiratory Disease Found in Common E-Cigarette Flavors."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Facts About Electronic Cigarettes."

Kidshealth.org: "E-Cigarettes."

National Jewish Health: "Bronchiolitis Obliterans."

Stillblowingsmoke.org: "Popcorn Lung: Sounds Delicious."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2017

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "COPD," "Popcorn Lung: A Dangerous Risk of Flavored E-Cigarettes."

Cleveland Clinic: "Cigarettes, Cigars and Vaping: Which Habit Puts You Most at Risk?" "Electronic Cigarettes: Weighing In on a Popular Trend."

Environmental Health Perspectives: "Flavoring Chemicals in E-Cigarettes: Diacetyl, 2,3-Pentanedione, and Acetoin in a Sample of 51 Products, Including Fruit-, Candy-, and Cocktail-Flavored E-Cigarettes."

Harvard Gazette: "Chemical Flavorings Found in E-Cigarettes Linked to Lung Disease." 

Harvard School of Public Health: "Chemicals Linked with Severe Respiratory Disease Found in Common E-Cigarette Flavors."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Facts About Electronic Cigarettes."

Kidshealth.org: "E-Cigarettes."

National Jewish Health: "Bronchiolitis Obliterans."

Stillblowingsmoke.org: "Popcorn Lung: Sounds Delicious."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2017

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