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Gave up smoking altogether a week ago. my lungs are starting to clear out as i'm concerned should i be with these symptoms, what to do?

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Dr. Brian Lynch answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Smoking: Within literally minutes of not smoking your lungs improve. You might well have a cough for a while, this should be of no concern. Over several months you will feel much better, breathe much better , have much more stamina. That said you don't say how long /smoking. If cough persists or shortness of breath persists you need to be evaluated. 10 years of not smoking =never smoke. Congrats.

Answered 1/28/2015

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