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Wheezy chest, coughing up black grid, deep sore throat. Should i be concerned?

Hi. I have been coughing up black grit in a sticky mucus for a number of weeks, and my wife complains of my wheezy chest . I was an irregular smoker until last Jan (2012), and only smoked about 5 times since then. I am 36 years old, but work in the diesel engine industry and been subjected to exhaust gases and high NOx levels on occassion. Should this black grit concern me? I also have a deep sore throat .
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
thanks for your query.
History seems that you may have Lower respiratory tract pathology that needs to be evaluated.
You have two imp precipitating factors leading to such condition - smoking and your are exposing repeatedly to poisonous gases.
Consult any bonchoscopist and do flexible bronchoscopy and check your sputum for culture and sensitivity and take treatment accordingly.
Many thanks, take care.
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
these are allergies triggered by your occupation environment materials
your problem seem to be sinuses leading to deep soar throat and chest allergy leading to wheezy chest
you must consult the allergy specialist doctor to diagnose sinusitis or allergic bronchitis and find the cause to treat it completely
in meantime you can take antiallergic drugs montelucast and bronchodlator syp to keep the condition under cotrol
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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