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Dust inhalation causing black discharge from the nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i have been coughing up black and yellow mucous. usually, its yellowish. Now, its black stuff in it. I'm 26, not a smoker. the only medical issues I've had are seasonal sinus infections.
User :   what is this and/or what's causing this?
Doctor :   you have chatted with us before?
Doctor :   you said that there was no cough
User :   yes, but i don't feel I was clear
Doctor :   is there any cough?
User :   in the morning, that is how I get it out of my throat when I'm getting ready to brush my teeth
User :   it's a forced cough
Doctor :   ok
User :   i wanted to be a bit more clear
Doctor :   is the colour brown or black?
User :   black
User :   i was told it may be coal dust and i researched that and don't think that's it. i don't work or live any where near coal mines
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it only in the morning?
User :   yes
Doctor :   or any other time of the day?
Doctor :   ok
User :   my nose usually runs all morning long while i'm at work
Doctor :   is there any fever?
User :   and then stops around lunch time
User :   there's no fever
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you consult a physician for physical examination
Doctor :   and get a chest xray done
Doctor :   the most common cause could be dust inhalation due to pollution
Doctor :   avoid dust and pollution
User :   i am. i just wanted to go in with some information so he or she would know exactly what to look for
Doctor :   as i told you it could be due to
Doctor :   dust inhalation
Doctor :   as you have no other complaints
User :   have you heard of this before
User :   about black mucous
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   as i told you it is seen in when there is coal dust in lings
Doctor :   lungs
Doctor :   or a condition called bronchiectasis
User :   i see. its just that i'm never around coal
Doctor :   but in that there is a lot of cough
User :   oh, ok
Doctor :   a physician can make that out
Doctor :   with a steth
Doctor :   and a chest xray
Doctor :   stethoscope
User :   ok
Doctor :   so you need to get ourself examined once
Doctor :   and get an xray if requires
Doctor :   required
User :   okay. well thank you
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Doctor :   anything else?
User :   that's it.
User :   thank you.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you are welcome
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