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I Think My Allergies Have Gotten Worse Since I Quit Smoking Is This Normal
Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more
Unlikely: Congratulations on quitting smoking! it is not known why people develop allergies, but it has not been linked to stopping smoking. A lung disease called hypersensitivity pneumonitis can have less acute breathing episodes in smokers, as smoke interferes with lung macrophage function, but these persons can have significant chronic breathing issues. Don't resume smoking; see an allergist! ...Read more
Having bad chest pain on both sides of chest it hurts so bad i cry its under my breast I have asthma & just quit smoking(3 yrs) I have bad allergies?
Maybe but: I would consider other things 1st.& honestly if you are having such severe chest pain, which could be many things that are not serious..First go this am to your dr. To be checked just to be sure.When you call the office tell the secretary exactly what you said above & that you need appointment today.If they say they have "none" today insist on speaking to office manager..If you have no dr go to er. ...Read more
Yes: One of the reasons people smoke tobacco is that it gives them greater focus and attention span. Nicotine withdrawal often produces the opposite - impaired concentration and focus. It will pass. If it is severe and causing your problems in everyday life, the use of nicotine replacement (patches etc.) with gradually decreasing doses will help. Talk to your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry or while transparent cough since past 6 weeks. Had started when I quit smoking around 7 weeks back.It is normal or something serious.How recover?
Probably normal: Although it's not common, some people seem to cough more than usual soon after stopping smoking. Tobacco smoking slows the normal movement of microscopic hairs that line your lungs. When you stop smoking, these hairs/cilia become active again. When active, they help clear mucus from your lungs. It should improve on own. Drink lots of water. See doc if persists >2 months. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Quit smoking a month ago. Been sick and coughing up green mucus since then. Is that normal with quitting smoking, or have I caught a lengthy cold?
Quit smoking . . .: Congratulations on breaking the habit & quitting smoking! In general, tobacco smoke tends to deaden cilia, little hairs that sweep debris out of breathing tubes. After you quit smoking, cilia come back to life & start removing junk that's been building up all the time you were smoking. That's why many ex-smokers report worse cough after quitting! But stick with it so that cilia can clean up lungs! ...Read more
Quit smoking 10.5 months ago. Since then my periods are lighter, shorter, less painful and i no longer pass large clots. Is this normal?
Using the patch to quit smoking and on occasion, the ecig. Along with normal symptoms, increased thirst, occasional burning when i urinate(mild) and i think maybe a small hemorrhoid i can't see.
Smoking cessation: Good job quitting smoking, the best decision you can make. Keep trying. Your other symptoms sound unrelated to quitting smoking. For hemorrhoid, exercise daily, eat 6 prunes daily. For burning when you urinate, please see physician to check for infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart feels like itching inside.Quit smoking october 13, 2 panic attacks, none since.Bloods&ecg normal.Stops when led on back/not thinking about it/busy
Reassurance: If you monitor your pulse at the time of your symptoms and your pulse is perfectly regular, that would rule out any abnormality in your heart's rhythm. Try not to dwell on your breathing or heart beat. Your symptom does not suggest a heart disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mucus in throat. Worse when I drink beer and or smoke. Much better when I quit smoking, but still there. What do you think?
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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