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i helped a family relative move cement and the bag broke releasing dust. i have been coughing and having mild chest pains for a few weeks. silicosis?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis appears more likely providing your symptoms were triggered by inhaling cement dust. Definitely worth checking with your doc and getting a chest X-Ray.
Answered on Apr 23, 2015

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