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wheezing after quitting smoking

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
COPD / emphysema: See a doctor who can do a pft (pulmonary function test) . Possibly your pcp, or an allergist or pulmonary specialist can make an accurate diagnosis ba ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
How long after?: If you just quit smoking very recently, the wheezing can come from the resultant increase in sputum production that occurs after the bronchial tree's ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph White
49 years experience Pulmonology
No: Wheezing after smoking can be seen in chronic bronchitis and asthma, which can be worsened by tobacco smoking causing inflammation and swelling of the ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Several months: It may take several months for the airway to normalize after stopping smoking . This may be hindered by asthma out of control. Continue your astma the ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: you need to be evaluated, you can have asthma as well as bronchitis, quitting smoking is definitely a good start, but you need more, follow up with yo ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: It would be helpful to review your symptoms in more detail. A virtual appointment may be scheduled at healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ Your ast ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Your doctor's right : You've nailed it! stopping your smoking is the single best thing that you can do. Emphysema is a tough diagnosis to have, because it is not reversible ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Smoking addiction: Nicotine is addicting, withdrawal can cause anxiety or possibly trigger depression.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie Stahl
33 years experience Psychiatry
Chantix or Wellbutri: Both Chantix and wellbutrin (bupropion) can be helpful in the cessation of smoking tobacco.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Woods
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Thinking/trying/stop: People tend to either be thinking about quitting, ready to try to quit, or just stopped and working hard at staying that way. There are great resource ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
26 years experience Psychiatry
Various ways.: Patches, gum, prescription medication such as Chantix, the “cold turkey” method, or a combination of these. It’s an individual choice. Whichever you ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Woods
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually early on: Everyone's different, but if you are totally tobacco free, the firstfewdays to weeks. If you're physically dependent (most are) then nicotine withdraw ... Read More
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