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Doctor insights on: Cigarette Burns

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Can cigarette burns scar?

Can cigarette burns scar?

Yes: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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Could smoking cigarettes really kills?

Could smoking cigarettes really kills?

YES THEY DO KILL: Of the 2 million or so deaths that occur each year in the us, it is estimated that about 480, 000 of them are directly connected to cigarettes, and about 5 million deaths worldwide. Of similar importance, there are at least 16 million people in the us who have smoking related diseases. Lung and head and neck cancer, other cancers, heart attack, stroke, bronchitis, emphysema only some of them. ...Read more

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Does cigarette smoking causes burnning feet ?

Does cigarette smoking causes burnning feet ?

It can indirectly: Smoking causes vasoconstriction of blood vessels with decreased blood flow supplying nerves can get burning. There are many things that can cause burning though and while possible smoking would not be high on my list . But, you should stop smoking it has no redeeming factors and only causes harm. ...Read more

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Can cigarette smoking burn a hole in your throat?

Can cigarette smoking burn a hole in your throat?

Se below: No but it is an irritant for the lining epithelium and if you also drink that compunds the problem-so you can get focal ulcerations from smoking. ...Read more

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What is worse, inhaling second hand smoke or smoking cigarettes?

What is worse, inhaling second hand smoke or smoking cigarettes?

Risks less but there: While the odds are less, secondhand smoke has been linked to the development of emphysema and heart disease, just like smoking. So not as intensely risky as smoking, but still risky. People who live with smokers do need to be careful and mind their own health. ...Read more

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Can sunblock stop wind burn?

Can sunblock stop wind burn?

No: Sunburn yes... Wind burn no. Protect your skin from windburn by using protective clothing, moisturizing the skin, and using aloe and other soothing products when chapped skin occurs. ...Read more

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I do not smoke cigarettes but i smoke shisha (hookah) which contains tobacco 0% tar and 0.05% nicotine.Is it better than cigarettes or dangerous too. ?

I do not smoke cigarettes but i smoke shisha (hookah) which contains tobacco 0% tar and 0.05% nicotine.Is it better than cigarettes or dangerous too. ?

Dangerous also: It is the toxic residue of more than 4000 chemical compounds created by burning tobacco leaf that constitutes "Tar"THERE IS NO SAFE TOBACCOTar exposure from a light cigarette can be just as high as that from a regular cigarette if the smoker takes long, deep, or frequent puffs.The bottom line is that light cigarettes do not reduce the health risks of smoking.Even without additives tobacco=harm. ...Read more

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Can't exhale w/o coughing. Burns?

Can't exhale w/o coughing. Burns?

When to see the Doc: It sure sounds like you have an urgent problem that needs in person attention so that a thorough examination can occur. Please get to your family doctor today. ...Read more

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Why chest tighten when smoking cigarette?

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Why chest tighten when smoking cigarette?

Depends: It may mean bronchospasm from irritation from cigarettes, bronchitis, or even cardiac ischemia pain because cigarettes smokes contain carbon monoxide which may cause lack of oxygen to the heart resulting in heart pain. If symptoms persists need to quit cigarettes and see doc to exclude asthma, chronic bronchitis and heart disease, . ...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

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Does a cigarette burn stop mosquito bites from itching?

Does a cigarette burn stop mosquito bites from itching?

No: Please don't use this as a solution. You can store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also be used for itching. Do not burn the area to control itching. ...Read more

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Why would cigarette companies put tar and carbon monoxide in cigarettes?

Why would cigarette companies put tar and carbon monoxide in cigarettes?

Tar unknown: Why tar is in cigarettes is strange. It does not have to be there and i understand there companies that make tar less cigarettes. As to the carbon monoxide it is a by product of all burning and this can not be helped as long as you are going to smoke. ...Read more

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Cigarette smoke like smell yet no one smokes. Cough, dry sore throat, nasal burns. Better when outside of house. Difficult breathing at times. ?

Cigarette smoke like smell yet no one smokes. Cough, dry sore throat, nasal burns. Better when outside of house. Difficult breathing at times. ?

Dryness: If you are exposed to frequent air conditioning you may be dealing with excessive dryness in your house. Occasionally asthma may present as a persistent dry cough also. Do you have any pets? Try to get rid of any dust collecting objects in your bedroom,also. See a pulmonologist if breathing difficulties persist. ...Read more

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How much secondhand smoke equals one cigarette?

Great question: I don't know exact amount. Like to hear other physicians closer to the research, but why any toxin to our pretty bad postindustrial environment? ...Read more

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I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I passed by a smoker who exhaled cigarette smoke. I inhaled that smoke.Can this smoke inhalation cause lung cancer?

I am allergic to  cigarette smoke. I passed by a smoker who exhaled cigarette smoke. I inhaled that smoke.Can this smoke inhalation cause lung cancer?

Unlikely: While second hand smoke is not good, an occasional exposure is not likely to materially change your risk for lung cancer. Please note that about 10% of lung cancers occur in non-smokers. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more