Acute silicosis is a type of lung inflammation affecting those who work at mines, construction sites, or quarries. Silica essentially makes up the rocks, sand, and soil around us. Consistent exposure to fine dust of silica causes inflammatory fluid accumulation inside the lungs. One may also suffer cough, breathing difficulty, and other ailments with acute silicosis.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have no familial history of asthma or COPD. I am a 38-year-old male, 30 BMI with prehypertension which I am trying to manage first with diet and exercise. Parents both have hypertension. Two years ago, I became a new home-owner and decided to do some home repairs on my own. I was s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two or three things are there in your diagnosis. Silicosis. Upper airways cough syndrome. Asthma with ABPA (allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis). You should go for some investigation like HRCT(high-resolution computed tomography) thorax, X-ray chest PA (post... Read Full »