Had side effect of excema wondered if it could cause a side effect with lung tissue
I agree with kaismama and would like to add that I hope you followed up on this question ASAP.
I'm in my 40s and already had significant lung damage from both my primary immunodeficiency *and* a severe case of histoplasmosiS before my PID dx. (I ALWAYS need to tell radiologists prior to any chest studies that my lungs are riddled with histo scarring, with a particularly large one (1.5") lodged next to my heart. Contracted it some 20 years ago, thought we'd sent it into a pretty permanent remission - but in 2008 a very alert optometrist found on an advanced study that it had moved to my left eye. It's a watch-and-wait thing, but due to the PID, I am more likely than most for it to come out of remission yet again - and more viciously next time. My immunologist runs active-histo tests every three months, and I call them *as soon* as I come down with any sort of upper respiratory infection at ther specific request. Not a bad idea for any of us on IVIg, frankly.
Keep your lungs as healthy as possible; much - most - of that tissue cannot be made to regrow at this time.
Oh - and I carry my EpiPen with me all the time now because side effects from this stuff can hit hard and fast; doc said that (at least in my case) it might slow down an acute reaction in the time it takes to get to the ER - and could save my life. YMMV. Again - a thing to check on with your doc, and if yes, make her/him wrote a scrip for it THAT MOMENT - and fill it on your way home.
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