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Doctor insights on: How Can Club Singer Heal Vocal Cords From Second Hand Smoke

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How can club singer heal vocal cords from second hand smoke?

How can club singer heal vocal cords from second hand smoke?

Rest: Hydration and voice rest. This would include not practicing, speaking as little as possible, avoiding smoke - 1st or 2nd hand. Seeing an ENT doctor or family doctor for further guidance and treatment. ...Read more

Vocal Cord (Definition)

The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed on a ...Read more


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How to help my body heal after second-hand smoke exposure?

How to help my body heal after second-hand smoke exposure?

Nothing Special: Your body has tremendous recuperative powers. Fresh air, exercise, good nutrition and adequate sleep should be sufficient. ...Read more

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What may be the best way to clear any flem from vocal chords from damages of second hand smoke?

What may be the best way to clear any flem from vocal chords from damages of second hand smoke?

Inflammed vocal cord: Prolonged exposure to smoking can cause inflammation to the vocal cords, irritation and productive cough.If your phlegm is frothy or bubbly you might be having asthmatic attacks, if colored you need antibiotics. Consult your md for further evaluation. Thanks! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I help my body heal after second-hand smoke exposure?

Nothing is needed: Your body will "heal" itself. Second hand smoke generally only causes problems with long-term and continuous exposure, like people working in bars or other places where people smoke, or in homes where there are smokers. One exposure will not cause major problems, unless you are highly sensitive (asthma, allergy etc.). Normal diet, activity and exercise will help, nothing else should be needed. ...Read more

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How to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

How to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

Only so much you can: Do on this front. In your home, you can require people not to smoke indoors, or at worst, have a designated smoking room that you equip with a "smoke-eater." if you live in an apartment building, you may be getting second-hand smoke through your walls, floors, ceiling and vents. In some areas there are now laws requiring apt bldgs be smoke-free indoors. Clean exposed walls, fabrics, clothing. ...Read more

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Why does second-hand smoke cause health problems?

Why does second-hand smoke cause health problems?

It's a Myth: I am not an advocate of smoking and there are lot's of reason to quit smoking but "Second Hand Smoke" is not one of them. The expression "second-hand smoke" is a very effective piece of anti-smoking propaganda used all the time by public health officials and physicians yet there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support it's existence. It's logical to conclude but not proven in any study. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from second hand smoke symptoms?

How can I get relief from second hand smoke symptoms?

2nd hand smoke: Do what you can to demand (not the best word) that you are entitled to a smoke-free environment. I know this can be extremely difficult. You should not be medicating yourself due to another person's addiction. If it's an impossible situation, if you're living with someone get air filters have long-term conversations asking them to leave the premises to smoke. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

Is there a way to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

Yes, stay away: From people who smoke. Don't allow family members or other guests to smoke in your home. If you live in an apartment, tell landlord that smoke from other apartments can and does travel and has impact on you. Some apt. Bldgs now are smoke-free. If you are in setting where smoking has taken place, clean all the surfaces, including furniture, coverings etc. Thoroughly to wipe off residual smoke. ...Read more

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What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke?

What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke?

Same as smoking.: The risks may be lower, but they're the same as smoking. Heart disease. Lung cancer. Emphysema. The list goes on. ...Read more

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What can I do for relief from second hand smoke symptoms?

What can I do for relief from second hand smoke symptoms?

You can only control: You. Avoid places that allow smoking. Choose friends that respect your desire to not smell like an ash tray and risk your lungs and life. ...Read more

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What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke?

What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke?

Same as smoking.: The risks may be lower, but they're the same as smoking. Heart disease. Lung cancer. Emphysema. The list goes on. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about majiurana and second hand smoke?

Can you tell me more about majiurana and second hand smoke?

Increased pbs: This is a well reported issue. Passive smoke exposure increases babies crib death risk, it doubles the frequency of ear and respiratory infections in infancy and childhood. It aggravates asthma. One of the sad outcomes is it trains kids to think it is cool or the norm and they are much more likely to smoke as a teen or adult. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have second hand smoke and still look young?

It depends: Looking young is a subjective concept and depends on multiple factors, genetics, sun damage, chronic illnesses, sleep deprivation and of course as you mention, cigarette smoke exposure, ect. It's unlikely that there are any studies to quantitate how faster you age with tobacco exposure but what you can do now is trying to live healthy and avoid exposure to tobacco smoke as much as you can. Cheers. ...Read more

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How much will you have to be around second hand smoke for it to affect you?

How much will you have to be around second hand smoke for it to affect you?

Second Hand Smoke: Second hand smoke puts you at risk for developing other health problems. It is best to stay away from all second hand smoke. ...Read more

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Exposed to second hand smoke. But there are so many degrees of second hand smoke; are some not dangerous?

Exposed to second hand smoke. But there are so many degrees of second hand smoke; are some not dangerous?

No: Even a little is russian roulette. Why do this to your babies, your children? I know you love them. Step outside. Why continually expose them to about 30+ nasty chemicals? ...Read more

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Can second hand smoke possibly kill anyone?

You bet: The claim of 50, 000 deaths per year in the usa from a few years back wasn't true, but as an autopsy pathologist I've had a couple of cases in which a non-smoking wife of a constantly-stogie-puffing husband died of a classic smoker's cancer. I believe it's cause and effect. About 1000 kids die of asthma yearly and most live in smoke-filled homes. I wish these are prosecuted as homicides. ...Read more

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Does second hand smoke cause premature aging?

Probably: And as well all the other health risks of smoking in general, depends on the extent of exposure though, hence the ban in public places, try to control your exposure as much as you can afford to, good luck ...Read more

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What is worse: second hand smoke or air pollution?

What is worse: second hand smoke or air pollution?

Depends on how much: Pollution and how much smoking. If you live in beijing, the answer might be pollution is as bad or worse than a half-pack of cigarettes per day. If you live in the average american city, smoking is much worse if you are smoking more than a cigarette or two per day. Air pollution has different toxins and they may be worse for some people- like hydrogen sulfide and particulate matter. ...Read more

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Could water clean second hand smoke out of your system?

Could water clean second hand smoke out of your system?

Unlikely to happen: Because these particulates can enter your nasal and lung airways and stay there for a lengthy period, it is unlikely anything will remove all traces until weeks have passed. Nasal saline wash can reduce the residual, but trace amounts can be detected in the blood from break down products of the particulate for some time. ...Read more

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What is worse: scotch guard fumes or second hand smoke?

Scotch guard vs smok: Realatively speaking it depends on length of exposure. Smoke as many more known carcinogens. Scotchgard has less data Related to inhalation as it is inhaled much less frequently than tobacco. However, there is a chance for a chemical pneumonitis are long irritation from Scott's car. Unless someone has long-term exposure, I would think the tobacco smoke is more of the culprit. ...Read more

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What to do if I failed a drug test from second hand smoke?

What to do if I failed a drug test from second hand smoke?

No defense: As this is not a medically acceptable reason and has been proven in lab tests not to be achievable at current cutoff levels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can prevent second hand smoke at home?

Can you tell me how I can prevent second hand smoke at home?

Distance: Exposure to smoke from someone else smoking is termed second hand smoke. In addition, third hand smoke is the inhalation of particles found on smokers clothing. To avoid these exposures, it is best to have the smokers smoke at least 20 feet away from the house and windows. They should change their clothes and wash their hair upon entering the house. Of course the best advice is to quit smoking. ...Read more

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What's the difference between smoking and second-hand smoke?

Environmental Smoke: Secondhand smoke contains 250 known toxic chemicals, 50 are known to cause cancer. Surgeon general's 2006 report is clear that secondhand smoke causes premature death and disease in nonsmokers. Big difference: many exposed to secondhand smoke do not have a choice. Children of parents who smoke are more likely to suffer pneumonia, bronchitis, ear infections, asthma, sids, and miss more school ...Read more

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Are you exposed to second hand smoke just walking passed people who smoke?

Are you exposed to second hand smoke just walking passed people who smoke?

Yes - a little: I generally avoid such smoke if visible, but like to make a theatrical cough when I have no choice but to walk by such people who are dumb enough (or addicted enough) to do their best to destroy their own lungs with smoking. ...Read more

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My husband smokes E-cigarettes. Are my children and I at risk for second hand smoke?

My husband smokes E-cigarettes. Are my children and I at risk for second hand smoke?

Not really: The material expelled from a e cigarette does not contain the toxic ash expelled from the regular ones. That said, e cigarettes promote the same "cool factor " myth about smoking and if kids find and eat/use the product, can result in significant toxic events. ...Read more

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Is second hand smoke harmful to people with cataracts?

No research: We have research that clearly shows that patients who smoke have more rapid progression of their cataracts. We do not know if second-hand smoke can have that same affect. Certainly the harm in terms of lung disease, cancer and heart disease is clearly proven though. ...Read more

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Can you get high off of second hand smoke from cannabis?

Can you get high off of second hand smoke from cannabis?

Yes: Contact highs are common and produce the same side-effects of the drug as regular use. ...Read more

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How bad is second hand smoke compared to a smoker's intake?

How bad is second hand smoke compared to a smoker's intake?

Just as bad: Second hand smoke has been proved to be a risk factor for lung cancer and other lung diseases. The risk increases linearly with exposure. When parents smoke, their exposed children are at an increased risk for asthma, respiratory infections, and otitis media (ear infections). ...Read more

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I've been exposed to second hand smoke. How at risk for cancer am i?

I've been exposed to second hand smoke. How at risk for cancer am i?

Depends on the: Exposure. Serious second-hand smoke exposure causing the potential for an increase in head/neck cancer and lung cancer (on the order of 10-20% over baseline) has been reported in people who work in bars/restaurants where smoking is permitted, and in people living in homes where there are smokers, or other regular and heavy exposure to smoke. If your exposure was limited, your risk is very small. ...Read more

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Can k2/spice second hand smoke get you high/poisoned. (blown in face)?

Can k2/spice second hand smoke get you high/poisoned. (blown in face)?

Yes: Inhalation of any combustion product or vapor HAS POTENTIAL to affect you, although it is a matter of amount. It's best to avoid the situation altogether. ...Read more

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Second Hand Smoke (Definition)

Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more