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dipping tobacco after tonsillectomy

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy risks : The number 1 most common risk of tonsillectomy is bleeding. I do think that smoking increases the risk of bleeding. It also increases the likelihoo ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below : Hi, I don’t recommend using tobacco products at all. You should talk to your surgeon about your discharge and tobacco use.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No, but: Chewing tobacco has many disgusting and potentially lethal side effects , including death. Refer to this website. It is not worth the cost and the ris ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience Family Medicine
Dipping tobacco: The effects of dipping tobacco much less than cigarettes. The major problem is it can be addictive. There can be dental problems and gum proble ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: For asthma, no. For cardiovascular diseases and oral cancer, yes. So if you do smoke and you have asthma switching from smoking to smokeless or chewin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Never?: Smoking dries the mouth tissues and promotes infection. If you really must smoke, wait at least 1 week for the skin to heal.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience Psychiatry
To sure I understand: I highly commend you for stopping one of-if not the most difficult addictions, surely the strength the nicorette (nicotine gum) plus chewing another ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
What's the problem?: You quit. Congrats. Why do you think that quitting would cause a a cough. Be happy and worry about something else.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Don't do this: Depression may have been a reason you were smoking but it should not be a reason to return to a bad, dangerous addiction. See your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
Not really: Most rinses have alcohol which can cause cancer. Tobacco can cause cancer. So your answer is no. Any non alcohol rinse after tobacco is better than no ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Smoke cessation prog: There are nicotine patches or chantix. They also have smoke cessation programs in hospitals. Good luck on quitting. Two years is not a long time so h ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Marijuana: Marijuana can make you sick from toxins absorbed( smoke), oxygen deprivation, or other over-indulgances combined with smoking.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. 1-2 times may infintessimily increase risk.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience General Practice
No such thing: No such thing as "legal weed"...It is against federal law to prescribe or use or possess it....It is not medicine...Yet.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No nicotine: If you did not take any nicotine, either by smoking, chewing, gum or patches, you should pass the test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh ve ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Should not impact: the healing of the wisdom teeth extraction, but can't really tell you that it is "safe." Marijuana use, just like alcohol or tobacco use (which are b ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sure: Although chewing tobacco isn't recognized as often as contributing to oral cancer, it can and it does. There is no safe form of tobacco.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Absolutely: Yes, there is no doubt. Inhaling combustion products and especially tobacco, increase numerous diseases and health disorders. The best way to avoid or ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling stomach: Sorry, I have not heard of that, and cannot tell you why it happens, but it sounds like a pretty good reason to stop smoking.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Both are harmful: Cigaretts are more harmful because the wrapping paper is more harmful. Tobacco in both is the same. Cut both of them out. Quit.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Tobacco is tobacco: There is no safe, healthful form of tobacco.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Why not: If no bleeding is present or pain and healing is good have one on me.
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Quiting: It is often helpful to use a supplement such as gum or a patch to quit. check with a provider to make sure it is a good fit. Course for gum is often 1 ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Technically yes: The more you dip the greater are your chances.

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