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I have strep throat (2nd day of symptoms) but am a cigarette smoker. i smoke around 6-10 cigarettes a day will this make my strep worse?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
This certainly can: make your throat feel worse. It won't necessarily make the actual strep infection worse, but perhaps you could take this opportunity to quit and improve your overall health.

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