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Can You Be Allergic To Cigarette Smoke
Vasomotor: Some people have a nasal reaction resembling allergies when exposed to smoke and other irritants. ...Read more
Yes: Repeated exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, is associated with nicotine dependence symptoms in non-smokers. Unfortunately, this often happens to children of parents who smoke around them. Years ago non-smoking nurses and doctors would become addicted to second-hand smoke when patients were permitted to smoke inside hospitals (seems strange to imagine these days). ...Read more
Could i be allergic to cigarette smoke? Whenever I am around it, I am either coughing a lot or i can barely breathe, but mainly it's hard to breathe!
Smoking&allergies?: If u mean u start having burning in the nose, cough after exposure2 cigarette smoke, u could be experiencing that from irritation of the nasal passages & airway if u already have allergies and/or asthma. It can trigger asthma. If ur airways&nasal passages are already inflamed sure u can have a feeling that smoke is causing allergies but it may be actually just exacerbating alrway inflamation. ...Read more
Unusual: Tobacco allergy is uncommon if ever happens at all. But even without being allergic to it, smoking puts you at risk for cancer of the lungs throat, and urinary bladder not to mention chronic obstructive lung disease and emphysema. At nearly $10 a pack, it always hurts your pocketbook. For your future children, your smoking also puts them at risk. ...Read more
Why: Second hand smoke provides dozens of toxic chemicals to the air inhaled by babies.They suffer 2-3x the number of respiratory and ear infections.Their crib death risk is elevated.Why you would need to validate an allergic response on top of the toxic effect is unclear. It's just bad around babies and the research has documented this well for decades. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im allergic to cigarette smoke, dust and aerosols .... I jus experience a terrible has expired headache whenever i get back into contact with them.
Allergies: Allergies to dust, mold, pollen, pets and other airborne allergens can make you more sensitive (but not allergic) to nonspecific irritants such as cigarette smoke, odors, newsprint, etc. Treating the underlying allergies will make you less sensitive to the nonspecific irritants. ...Read more
I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I sometimes pass by smokers who exhale cigarette smoke & inhale this smoke. Can this inhalation cause lung cancer?
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