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I think my allergies have gotten worse since I quit smoking Is this normal

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No: I have come across some patients tell me this and there are some anecdotal cases of this happening. The only explanation that i can think of is that t ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Congratulations on quitting smoking! it is not known why people develop allergies, but it has not been linked to stopping smoking. A lung diseas ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You may be having some bronchial reactivity related to asthma although some wheezing is usual as well. Bronchodilating inhaler would help this type of ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe but: I would consider other things 1st.& honestly if you are having such severe chest pain, which could be many things that are not serious..First go this ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: Nicotine withdrawal starts within 12 hours, peaks in 48 hours andseems to take up to a few weeeks to resolve. These symptoms are normal when in this ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably normal: Although it's not common, some people seem to cough more than usual soon after stopping smoking. Tobacco smoking slows the normal movement of microsco ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Apples & oranges??: What would one have to do with the other?
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Are you a regular cigarette smoker? If your use of Marijuana was heavy, then your lungs may have some gunk to clean out. If this goes on for more th ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Within a few days.

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