Allergies & Pulmonary Symptoms

Treatment for Allergic Lung Reactions at WTMF in Fremont

People can experience allergic lung reactions to various environmental factors including mold, dust, chemicals, and fungus. Symptoms include coughing and wheezing. In some cases, individuals even experience severe coughs with blood flecks, and / or fevers. It is important to receive treatment, as untreated lung disease can cause irreversible lung damage.

There are four reactions connected to allergic lung diseases:

  • Immediate hypersensitivity caused by initial airway obstruction due to bronchospasm and hypersecretion
  • Cytotoxic antibody-mediated disease that causes the air space to fill due to hemorrhage
  • Immune complex mediated hypersensitivity that results in mixed patchy consolidation / interstitial roentgenographic patterns due to antigen-antibody complexes prompting inflammation
  • Swollen lymph nodes, nodules, and masses caused by the granulomatous reaction produced by cell-mediated immunity

An example is hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which is caused by inflammation of the lungs in an allergic reaction to dust, fungus, chemicals, or mold inhaled—often at home or in the workplace. Your doctor can conduct a physical exam and hear your lungs using a stethoscope as you breathe in order to make a diagnosis. Our team at

Washington Township Medical Center provides advanced services for allergic reactions and diseases affecting the lungs. Contact our pulmonary specialists in Fremont to learn more about the services that we provide.