Lipoid pneumonia

What is Lipoid pneumonia?

Lipid pneumonia or lipoid pneumonia is a specific form of lung inflammation (pneumonia) that develops when lipids enter the bronchial tree. The disorder is sometimes called Cholesterol pneumonia in cases where that lipid is a factor.

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I drank olive oil but breathed inwards and some ended up in my lungs. I coughed a lot afterwards. Will the rest make its way out/be absorbed?

doctor1 MD

Thanks for posting the query on HCM.
After going through your query, I would like to comment the following:
1. You seem to have aspirated some...

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How long does it take to cure lipid pneumonia ? I keep spitting out oil.

doctor1 MD

Welcome to HCM,
Recovery from lipid pneumona is depends upon the cause and amount of lipid in the lung.
Continue treatment under pulmonologist...

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