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Having trouble breathing and i am not sure exactly what I might have

Can Bronchitis be caused by dust AND allergies not involve coughing? I was working around some amorphous silica dust Diatomaceous earth for a few weeks at a farm, NOT the crystalline kind which is super bad though. Had no idea what I was really working with till I looked it up after 4 weeks of working around it. So I got away from it and not around it now. Right after getting away however the pollen has gotten bad and I m feeling rather short of breath and slight pain in the bronchial tubes , BUT almost no coughing, almost no flem and no wheezing. Did not have these issues while around the dust on the farm, just after. What might I have, and what is the best thing to do? How quick can I expect it to go away? Also the shortness of breath and pain has been off and on for a week. I have had no breathing problems before, not a smoker and just 22. Thanks for any help.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Apr 2011
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
all the dust related disease are chronic takes years to develop.u r telling that u r 22 year depends upon days of exposure and amount of from now u make it a habit by working in mask.for the exact pathology to be known in interstiltial lung u have to undergo CT lung.for temporary purpose u can take nebulization with asthalin when u feel may be costochondritis u can apply local pain gel and see for some days for pain.hope ur problem is due to local pain due to inflammation.
Answered: Sun, 24 Jul 2011
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You may be suffering from pneumoconiosis, it is an allergic response to presence of foreign bodies in the respiratory tract,an occupational hazard. You need to stay away from the allergen. Blatta orientalis can act an acute treatment for shortness of breath, but a deep acting remedy can be prescribed only after detailed case taking.
Answered: Mon, 25 Jul 2011
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hi,since ur problem is from allergy its best to quit this job,use a mask
and do yoga breathing exercises daily which helps u a lot
Answered: Sun, 10 Apr 2011
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the breathing problmes are only due to allergy, the dust and sillica that you got expose. The breathing problem and pain in bronchial tubes all are due to allergic conditions. Put mask on your face when you are there. Better try to avoid that place. Take any anti histamine preparation, but it has some sedatives effect. Consult to any general physician or homeopath to get treatment or can avail the treatment facility here in our site.
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Answered: Fri, 8 Apr 2011
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