A 63-year-old female asked:
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shortness of breath, with cough and drainage. my mouth is always dry. i was exposed to some chemicals at work. could i have chemical pneumonia ?

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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe, not likely: Although exposure to chemicals can cause airway reactivity a chemical exposure pneumonia is far less common. Also if you had a chemical pneumonia you would most likely be really sick. Common things happen commonly and less dangerous things such as viruses or allergies may be the issue. See your doctor for an exam.
Answered on May 24, 2013
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