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Marijuana Burn Throat
What does it mean when marijuana blocks up your sinuses my throat starts to itch my uvula swells and burn and I can't listen to music is this anxiety?
Allergic rxn?: Or it could be an allergic reaction to a contaminant in the marijuana. If your airway feels as though it is closing in; your lips, throat or tongue are swelling, you have difficulty breathing: hives? - then call 911. When you smoke marijuana you never know what you are smoking (due to pesticides, toxic additives etc.). ...Read more
No: The throat swab for strep is only tested for that. In most localities in the US you must give written permission for a blood or urine test for any drug. It is often part of employment physicals so when you consent for the physical it is part of the process. Otherwise, people are not sneaking around trying to test you for drugs, unless of course it's your mother. ...Read more
I've been smoking marijuana daily for 2 years now and have recently developed thick phlegm in my throat. How can I help this in addition to quitting?
Not marijuana itself but can some of the pesticides during the growing process cause strep throat by chance or any history or proof of such findings?
Do marijuana side affects ever go away cause ever since I've quit I've gotten throat issues like a lump in throat sensation and hurting ringing ears?
Eval: Strength of cannabis varies from plant to plant & contamination of the leaves with pesticides and other chemicals is common. Therefore, you never really know what you are smoking. If this issue is not resolving it may be related to what you inhaled, allergies, anxiety etc. Your physician can better sort this out with you - be honest when providing a history. ...Read more
I've been prescribed AZITHROMYCIN 250 MG TABLET for my throat and I was wondering if I can continue using marijuana while taking AZITHROMYCIN?
Does smoking marijuana cause cancer? I had thyroid cancer and would like to know if related. No tobacco. Can. It. Cause throat cancer.
I have had a sore throat over a week. And during the time I have been smoking marijuana. Can that prolong the healing process of my sore throat?
You would peobaby have a sore throat if you didn't smoke, but smoke of any kind is likely to irritate your throat. If you feel you can't stop smoking for a few days then try oral forms or a vaporizer.
Pelargonium sidoides, sold as Umcka, may help, as can gargling with a silver hydrosol like Sovereign Siiver. ...Read more
When I smoke marijuana I just get a lump in my throat now I used to have panic attacks but now I don't I know its a withdrawal will it ever go away?
It may or may not: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. You might feel tired, have poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. The panic attacks may or may not resolve. Recommending seeking psychiatric at this point. ...Read more
No smoking or very very little occasional Marijuana use, have "minor" chest congestion, constant throat, chest tickle, no cold symptoms. I'm 35 yr old?
Bronchiitis: Sounds like it might be a touch of bronchitis that is viral in nature. You likely don't need antibiotics, and could just "tough it out". But if you are constantly coughing and clearing your throat you could try over the counter anti tussive medication such as dextromethorphan = robitussin (guaifenesin) or delsym. But if that does not work there are prescription based meds such as benzonatate. ...Read more
Has anyone ever got smoking related cancer (lung, throat, oral, etc) from marijuana smoking and no tobacco smoking? I cant find any documented cases
No smoking gun: In individual patients, it is hard to pinpoint which carcinogenic exposure (if any) caused their cancer. Carcinogens usually don't leave a telltale sign on the cancer cell itself. We must then rely on statistical inferences from studies of large groups of people. Though less well studied than tobacco, studies estimate the risk of lung cancer is 2x higher in pot smokers. Car crashes also go up ~4x. ...Read more
I had an ENT look down my throat with a scope. All was good a year and half a go. I smoke marijuana. Is it possible to have advanced throat cancer.?
Throat cancer: Unlikely but things can change in 18 months. ...Read more
18/ female, has HPV and frequent marijuana smoker. Also has had sore throat on and off for nearly 2 months. Is throat/oral cancer likely?
Throat cancer: While throat cancer could be what's going on based on symptoms and risk factors, age alone would argue against it. Usually with mouth cancers, thre is a mass or distinct lump that can be seen and felt. ...Read more
I had temperature with a sore throat few days ago. I medicated with hash (marijuana) and now after work I can't feel my legs and right arm.
Call your doctor: Immediately if you still have symptoms now, or go to the urgent care if open, or ER. Your hash may have been contaminated with other products that are causing you to feel worse, and a drug screen has to be done to see what else you ingested or smoked or took that can be causing this problem. Sore throat with temperature history doesn't produce this type of neurological symptoms. ...Read more
1. Can oral warts cause throat cancer? 2. Can I pass oral warts by sharing marijuana cigarettes? 3. Should I be worried about a recent bump on lip?
Yes: Squamous papilloma or oral warts are the most common benign epithelial neoplasm of oral epithelium. They may be found anywhere in the mouth including ventral tongue palate, and mucosal surface of the lips. They can be recognized by small fingerlike projections, the wart. The lesions are thought to be induced by HPV 6 or 11 and can lead to oral squamous cell Ca. Virus can be passed. ...Read more
19/female/hpv/marijuana smoker. Had on/off sore throat for 2 months. Was prescribed penicillin which worked. Is throat cancer still a possibility?
Not very: Likely though a very remote possibility. If the symptoms don't resolve please see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Using marijuana vaporizer lately. Throat is sore & irritated on right side, it radiates to ear. Not painful. Usually when I get sore throat it's with a cold virus, not this time. Cancer?
After having smoked marijuana I had a squeezing pain over my heart that lasted for a minute or two. Burning pain in left arm. Heart tests came clean?
All are bad: Smoking is toxic to your lungs, whether it is cigarettes, cigars, hookah or other substances. Each comes with a set of risks, but none of them are harmless. Some studies say hookah have much more tobacco content and carry a risk of transmitting diseases through the mouth piece. Marijuana is not a benign substance, and has also been known to cause severe lung disease. ...Read more
16 weeks ago I had bad burning pain in my lungs from a long draw of marijuana for 1-2 hrs What's the chance of permanent damage? What should I do?
Quit smoking now!: Studies have shown that the effects of cannabis on the lungs are different than that of tobacco, but there is documentation that long term use causes some irritation to the large bronchial tubes, increases the airflow resistance and causes hyperinflation and is more likely to give a bronchitis like picture. The quicker you stop, the less likely to cause permanent damage. ...Read more
Do I qualify for a medical marijuana card? Bipolar- disorder back pains (lower to middle) neck pains knee pain headaches
Not a good idea: The legalities of medical marijuana vary from state to state, but there is a far more important consideration: thc is very destabilizing for someone with bpd. Please avoid it (and other psychedelic drugs). Balancing the mind and brain in bpd is extremely important and not easy to do. The benefits of achieving this balance cannot be overstated. ...Read more
The past three days I've had pain on the left side of my head behind my eye in and around my ear and on my neck. I use marijuana on a daily basis.
Can marijauna withdrawls cause you to not smoke for months can anxiety from weed cause your throat to burn or make the uvula swollen?
Cannabis: Marijuana smoke contains mucosal irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. If you have not used cannabis for a number of months - that should not be causing your throat to burn or your uvula to swell. Anxiety can lead to throat symptoms. Consider getting checked out by your physician. ...Read more
What are some ways to heal a sore throat from 3 years of cannabis use? It has continued for 2 months after quitting.
I have difficulty swallowing certain things like chips I do smoke Ganja daily and recently had a piece of hard spaghetti stuck in my throat please help?
? esophageal injury: It is not clear that smoking marijuana is the cause of your swallowing problem. However, you may have lacerated the esophagus with the hard spaghetti. Try to keep to a soft liquid diet for a few days. If it isn't better, see a doctor specializing in gastroenterology. ...Read more
Like smoking: May slow healing?? Not sure. Pretty sure it has never been studied. ...Read more
Pain with eating: Burning in the throat with eating indicates some type of inflammation/irritation. There are many causes of throat pain. Some of these conditions require antibiotics, anti-fungal, or anti -acid medications. You need a diagnosis in order to choose the proper remedy. See your doctor. ...Read more