Treatment involves identifying and avoiding the exposure that is causing the disease. Some people may need to change jobs if they cannot avoid the exposure at work.
- Glucocorticoids such as prednisone that have anti-inflammatory effects may be used to treat severe acute or worsening chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
- Inhaled steroids such as those used for asthma can sometimes help people with HP.
- In some cases, immunosuppressive therapies, which decrease the body's immune response, may stabilize or reverse the lung inflammation of HP.