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Does asthma occur in cigarette smokers?

Does asthma occur in cigarette smokers?

Yes: Cig smoking causes copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Asthma is one type of such disease, emphysema is another. Both components can be caused by smoking. Once you quit smoking, asthma component may get better. Emphysema is incurable. The sooner you quit, the more lung will be saved. Look up allen carr's book the easy way to stop smoking: great inexpensive method, works for many. ...Read more

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Smokers In Household (Definition)

Secondhand Smoke Secondhand smoke is produced by a burning cigarette or other tobacco product. About 88 million nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke each year -- 32 million of them are children and adolescents. Parental smoking has been shown to affect the lungs of infants as early as the first 2 - 10 weeks of life, and such abnormal lung function could persist throughout life. Being exposed to secondhand smoke increases the risk for heart attacks and lung cancer. Exposure to secondhand smoke in the home increases the risk for asthma and asthma-related emergency room visits in children who have existing asthma. Children whose parents smoke are also more likely to be overweight and to have behavioral problems. Parental smoking is believed to increase the risk for lower respiratory tract infections (such as bronchitis or pneumonia) by 50%. Environmental exposure to smoke is thought to be responsible for 150,000 - 300,000 ...Read more


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Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

Wheezing: Wheezing and severe cough in an infant may be due to rsv. The younger and smaller the infant the more severe the illness will be. Premature babies are at the highest risk and may require hospitalization. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Are people who's parents smoked in house gunna look significantly older than those who's parents didn't smoke in the house?

Are people who's parents smoked in house gunna look significantly older than those who's parents didn't smoke in the house?

No: People do not look significantly older just because of second hand smoke exposure. They might look older for other reasons, if there are other reasons. ...Read more

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Can children exposed to second hand smoke actually expel smoke from their lungs?

Can children exposed to second hand smoke actually expel smoke from their lungs?

Minimal: The second hand smoke, a much smaller concentration than directly inhaled smoke from a cigarette, will coat the interior lining of the lung and little will be exhaled. The solution: don't smoke around your kids (go outside) or quit altogether for the sake of your health (do you want to be sickly or perhaps die before your kids grow up?). ...Read more

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Can the average person breath enough air pollution to give them lung cancer in their lifetime?

Can the average person breath enough air pollution to give them lung cancer in their lifetime?

Possible: Depending on genetic predisposition, it is possible for a person to get lung cancer from breathing polluted air. The risk is even higher if the pollution has radioactivity, such as radon gas. About 10% of the lung cancers occur in non-smokers. ...Read more

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Does pneumonia in children damage their lungs?

Does pneumonia in children damage their lungs?

Most often no: Kids' lungs are quite resilient and a quite good at healing very well after infections. Even after severe infections. The vast majority of children recover extremely well after a pneumonia with no future problems. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Yes: Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria. These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infected child into their surroundings & anyone nearby can inhale those droplets & thus acquire the infection if sufficient number of organisms have entered the lungs to start multiplying in the new host & cause infection. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, in the evening, at night) .

My Daughter is experiencing  wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, in the evening, at night) .

Secondhand smoke: The most important intervention is the elimination of secondhand smoke. Children who live with smokers have a higher rate of asthma and more severe asthma symptoms. Secondhand smoke spreads throughout a living space so smoking must stop in entire living space. The car also needs to be smoke free. Follow up with doctor as child may still need medication for the wheezing. ...Read more

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Is pet dander worse than smoking in the home?

Is pet dander worse than smoking in the home?

No: While it's hard to directly compare these two, and for someone with a cat allergy in particular cat allergen in the home will be miserable for them, smoking is much harder on your health overall and over time. If you can only choose one, stop smoking. ...Read more

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What ill consequences do second-hand smoke have on children/teens growing up in a smoker's household?

What ill consequences do second-hand smoke have on children/teens growing up in a smoker's household?

Second hand smoking: Children's lungs are still developing so it would greatly affect their lungs' function including the risk of having asthma. ...Read more

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Is the sweat of smokers harmful to those who have asthma?

Is the sweat of smokers harmful to those who have asthma?

No: The harmful effects of smoke come from inhaling smoke (first hand), second hand smoke exposure, and even 3rd hand smoke exposure (clothing with small particles from smoke). Also pregnant women who smoke can increase the risk of child have respiratory issues including asthma. The sweat should not be harmful. ...Read more

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Could household breathing masks protect against secondhand smoke?

Could household breathing masks protect against secondhand smoke?

Not much: it might screen out some of the larger particulate matter, but not the smaller particles as well as the molecules in the smoke, like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. The best treatment is to prevent it. If people are smoking in your home, don't allow it. If you don't have a choice, try negotiating a 'smoking room' which could be outfitted with "smoke-eaters." Check with your towns laws on this. ...Read more

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Do cigarette smoke and marijuana smoke cause sinus infections in the same manner?

Do cigarette smoke and marijuana smoke cause sinus infections in the same manner?

Possibly yes.: Any kind of smoke is irritating to the nasal passages, causing inflammation and maybe infection/s. ...Read more

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I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I sometimes pass by smokers who exhale cigarette smoke & inhale this smoke. Can this inhalation cause lung cancer?

I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I sometimes pass by smokers who exhale cigarette smoke & inhale this smoke. Can this inhalation cause lung cancer?

Passive smoking: And lung cancer, check this link for further information http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/tobacco/second-hand-smoke-fact-sheet ...Read more

Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Bronchiolitis (Definition)

A very common childhood illness caused by a viral infection which results in increased secretions, cough, wheeze and ...Read more