International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Dangerous popcorn lung: A risk of flavored e-cigarettes
R Golda Sahaya Rani
Popcorn lung is a rare type of permanent obstructive pulmonary disease that damages the bronchioles' tiny airways, making airflow difficult. Cough and shortness of breath are common symptoms of popcorn lung (bronchiolitis obliterans), which are similar to those experienced in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Initially, there were signs and symptoms. Dyspnoea and wheezing are common indications and symptoms in the early stages. Fever or nocturnal sweats, as well as mucous membrane irritation. To determine an initial diagnosis, a complete history, lung function testing, chest X-rays, and CT scan are required. To treat respiratory symptoms and cell-mediated airway damage, corticosteroids, antibiotics, and oxygen may be employed. The disease has progressed to the point where lung transplantation may be required. Minimizing exposure to dangerous toxins and chemicals is a smart method to regulate and avoid popcorn lung. Make sure you're safe at work and quit smoking, as well as using e-cigarettes and vaping equipment.