A 35-year-old female asked:
i don't take any meds for my asthma. i quit smoking 7 days ago but keep wheezing and then start coughing. after how long will this disappear?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered
25 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 debris out of your lungs from what you inhaled by smoking! So, you need to assist the lungs further, before you end up with bronchitis or something else. Call your PCP to assist. You are creating an inflammatory condition otherwise.
Answered on Dec 26, 2015
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
May never disappear: If you truly have asthma, it is in your genes.Ending the smoking is a good first step, but other triggers in life can make the wheezing persist.It will take time for the smoking issue to fade, but within a year its effects should be gone.But,colds,inhaled fragrances, or other triggers must be dealt with. You need to meet with your PCP and come up with an asthma management program you can agree to.
Answered on Jan 2, 2016
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