A 23-year-old female asked:
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how long will it take for a wheeze to dissapear after quitting smoking. i have asthma quit 2 months ago and still wheezing. is this concerning?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
47 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 therapy including a laba/ics combo plus a saba. If not imptovinf an evaluation with pfts is indicated.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 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 your doctor
Answered on Jun 22, 2018

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