A man who became breathless after tiling a bathroom

Acute Med. 2022;21(3):147-149. doi: 10.52964/AMJA.0915.


Inhalational lung injury should be considered in patients presenting with acute respiratory symptoms and a history of occupational or recreational exposure to toxic substances. We present the case of a 29-year-old patient who developed pneumonitis following usage of waterproofing sealant spray in an enclosed space, despite the use of a dust mask. The patient was managed with oxygen therapy, corticosteroids and bronchodilators. He made a complete clinical recovery with resolution of almost all changes seen on computerised tomography (CT) imaging within 7 days.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dyspnea
  • Humans
  • Lung
  • Male
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
  • Pneumonia*
  • Toilet Facilities*