Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

A diagnosis of pneumonitis may mean that you'll have to make changes to your lifestyle in order to improve your health.

For example, if your job duties expose you to substances that irritate your lungs, talk to your doctor and supervisor at work about options to protect yourself, such as wearing a pollen mask or personal dust respirator. If a hobby, such as owning birds, is causing the problem, you'll have to consider giving it up altogether.

Jun. 03, 2011