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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

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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
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You could already developed emphysma. Have spirometry or even better pulmonary funntions test with abgs.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Time to use inhaler: Your asthma is worsened by your smoking, and the chronic coughing, wheezing is your lungs cilia trying to move the particles of mucus, and other debri ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Stick with it, it will clear up. Good for you for quitting!
A male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Congratulations!: Now that your bodyis not chronically irritated by the smoke and chemicals, the cilia in your lungs are becoming mobile again. Your body is starting t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Should improve: Depending onhow long and how much you smoked. Could take weeks or months. In longtime smokers it may never go away completely. A pulmonary function te ... Read More
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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

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