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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 ...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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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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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 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

Dr. Kevin Windisch
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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