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Is it normal to get a cold sore after u quit smoking?

Is it normal to get a cold sore after u quit smoking?

Yes: Due to the change and stress of nicotine withdrawal you can develop a cold sore. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

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


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I have a swollen and sore gland (lymph node maybe?) on the far right side of my neck. I also just quit smoking after 1 yr of it-- could it be related?

I have a swollen and sore gland (lymph node maybe?) on the far right side of my neck. I also just quit smoking after 1 yr of it-- could it be related?

Not likely: Cancers related to smoking usually require more tobacco than you have years. In addition young people often have lymph nodes that swell when exposed to novel viruses or immune challenges. Problems with teeth or ears can also cause swelling. This node should definitely get smaller over the next week or so. If not see your doc for a thorough exam and history. ...Read more

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I've recently had dry mouth in the am. Currently I have quit smoking. With that I have tiny non painful bumps on tip of tongue?

I've recently had dry mouth in the am. Currently I have quit smoking. With that I have tiny non painful bumps on tip of tongue?

Suspicious bumps?: Any suspicious bumps on the tongue that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, should be evaluated. See your doctor or dentist for eval. ...Read more

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It's been 4 days I quit smoking my throat is very sore. Is this normal? I smoke menthol for years

It's been 4 days I quit smoking my throat is very sore. Is this normal? I smoke menthol for years

Not from quitting: Unlikely from quitting smoking if that is what you are worried about. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday with a cough and so sore to cough today I have a /hoarseness voice and coughing up brown phlegm I also quit smoking 2 days ago?

I woke up yesterday with a cough and so sore to cough today I have a /hoarseness voice and coughing up brown phlegm I also quit smoking 2 days ago?

Smoking: Smoke can paralyze the cilia that beat gunk from the airways out of our body. When you stop smoking they can become active again and start to move gunk out. Please hydrate well. Congratulations on decision to stop smoking. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 6 months ago with the use of nicorette (nicotine gum). I've been off the nicorette (nicotine gum) for 3 wks. Why does my tongue burn and my teeth are very sensitive?

I quit smoking 6 months ago with the use of nicorette (nicotine gum). I've been off the nicorette (nicotine gum) for 3 wks. Why does my tongue burn and my teeth are very sensitive?

Don't know: Not enough information to answer your question but I can tell you with certainty that you should not blame the symptoms on smoking cessation and are encouraged to continue that very good effort to get off of those things. By the way, I believe you stopped smoking because you wanted to not because of nicorette (nicotine gum). ...Read more

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I have genital HPV. I quit smoking 2 weeks ago. I have a small high-raised white bump on the middle of my tongue, and large flat red ones on the back?

I have genital HPV. I quit smoking 2 weeks ago. I have a small high-raised white bump on the middle of my tongue, and large flat red ones on the back?

Prob not oral HPV: The tongue normally has various bumps, papillae, etc. "Large flat red ones on the back" likely are normal circumvallate papillae, present in everyone. (Google it, see photos.) Hard to say about the other, but oral warts are rare, so it's probably something else. If you're sure it's new or abnormal, see your doctor or dentist. But it probably has nothing to do with your genital HPV infection. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 7 weeks ago after 20 years. I have now had a sore throat for 7 days with no sign of relief. I have been to my doc. What gives?

I quit smoking 7 weeks ago after 20 years. I have now had a sore throat for 7 days with no sign of relief. I have been to my doc. What gives?

Not magic...: To improve damage to lungs from smoking, can take 1 week to 1 month for EACH year you smoked. The tissues have to regenerate & heal and the white cells in the lungs have to move the "deposits" out/corral them to free up lung tissue. While likely unrelated, as a sore throat can last many days in anyone, keep up the abstinence to continue the recovery! ...Read more

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I quit smoking about a month ago and have been using an ecig now I have a sore throat and I coughed up a chunk of brown mucus that was pretty hard?

I quit smoking about a month ago and have been using an ecig now I have a sore throat and I coughed up a chunk of brown mucus that was pretty hard?

Smoking: First congratulations on quitting smoking. Keep it up. After you quit your lungs are going to start getting rid of stuff in your chest. It is normal to have some productive phlegm. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an increased cough if I recently quit smoking? I would think it should be the opposite. Also have chest irritation and sore throat

Is it normal to have an increased cough if I recently quit smoking? I would think it should be the opposite. Also have chest irritation and sore throat

Yes its normal: All the symptoms you're describing can happen after you stop smoking. You might also have gotten a viral infection. Best thing is to 'stay on the wagon' don't start smoking again, and see how you do after another few weeks. If it persists, or if you develop fever, go get checked out. ...Read more

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Quit smoking 5 weeks ago. 20 cigarettes a day, 15 years. Sore throat, uncomfortable chest feeling. Feeling tired. Normal at this stag?

Quit smoking 5 weeks ago. 20 cigarettes a day, 15 years. Sore throat, uncomfortable chest feeling. Feeling tired. Normal at this stag?

Can be: When the nicotine stops paralyzing the cillia so they can help get the yuck out of your lungs, it can take several weeks to accomplish this housekeeping. Vaporizer (steam best if can use safely) can help process. There is 15yrs' of stuff to remove, so have to balance patience with checking for other issue presence. If not slowing in 3 more weeks, best to see your dr. ...Read more

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I am a singer who quit smoking 2 months ago. I am hoarse in my lower register. ENT 5 months ago said nothing wrong. Neck muscles sore & ear blocked.?

I am a singer who quit smoking 2 months ago. I am hoarse in my lower register. ENT 5 months ago said nothing wrong. Neck muscles sore & ear blocked.?

See ENT again: 5 months is a long time, and if your symptoms have persisted, I think another consultation is needed. Did the ENT doctor directly visualize your vocal cords before saying there was nothing wrong? I think another look is warranted. ...Read more

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How do I quit smoking? Because of my cold, its summer time to I have a dry throat, cough blurry vision runny and sore nose, does smoking ciggaratte cause that?

How do I quit smoking? Because of my cold, its summer time to I have a dry throat, cough blurry vision runny and sore nose, does smoking ciggaratte cause that?

Smoking cessation: All of these symptom you are having can be directly a result of smoking, or, if not a direct result they can certainly be worsened by the smoking. Smoke is an irritant, and a poison that the body does not like or want, so it will try to get rid of it by the symptoms your feeling. My patients have had much success using nicotine patches, lozenges, and gums. Search online for more info good luck! ...Read more

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I quit smoking cold turkey 6 days ago and my mouth looks fleshy or something. Is this okay, normal?

I quit smoking cold turkey 6 days ago and my mouth looks fleshy or something. Is this okay, normal?

Probably OK: Nice job stopping smoking! This can be hard for people to do. It's not clear what 'fleshy mouth' means without seeing you, but if it is not associated with facial swelling, trouble swallowing or breathing, or having any kind of allergy symptoms, it's likely that everything is fine. Now that you're getting healthier - make sure you get enough sleep, eat right and get enough exercise and water. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 2.5 months back. I still feel sensation of salty discharge in my mouth in the mornings. Why it is so?

I quit smoking 2.5 months back. I still feel sensation of salty discharge in my mouth in the mornings. Why it is so?

Discharge: It will take at least 6-9 months for your mouth to purge from the effects of long term smoking. Be patient and glad that you quit. ...Read more

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I have had a horrible taste in my mouth for three months. It tastes like hairspray. What could this be? I quit smoking around this time.

I have had a horrible taste in my mouth for three months. It tastes like hairspray. What could this be? I quit smoking around this time.

Surprisingly (to me): This hairspray taste in the mouth has been reported by others...usually associated with pregnancy! Other reported causes are hormonal medications (birth control pills), certain antibiotics, some vitamins, very dry mouth, bleeding gums. Anxiety with dry mouth can also contribute. I'm not sure how quitting smoking might be related. Drink lots of water. Ask dentist/doctor next time you're in ...Read more

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Recently quit smoking and wondering why I have a metal taste in my mouth?

Amalgams: You should see your dentist, sometimes amalgam fillings when breaking apart give a metallic taste. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 20 days ago, and I have the grossest taste in my mouth. Is this normal?

I quit smoking 20 days ago, and I have the grossest taste in my mouth. Is this normal?

Yes: For quitting smoking. It may last a long time and tempt you to start again-----------please don't! ...Read more

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Started realizing I have very dry mouth 2 weeks ago started hydrating, use products n quit smoking. Dry mouth seems better but lips still sticky. Why?

Started realizing I have very dry mouth 2 weeks ago started hydrating, use products n quit smoking. Dry mouth seems better but lips still sticky. Why?

Sticky lips?: Perhaps the "products" you are using for your lips are creating the "sticky" feeling? What are you using? Any better answer would require a personal examination. See a physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes 26 days ago will I pass a nicotine test in urine and swabbing of my mouth?

No nicotine: If you did not take any nicotine, either by smoking, chewing, gum or patches, you should pass the test.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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

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Black pigmentation inside mouth cheek region, smoking 2 years a pack, now constipation, bloating, rumbling sound from stomach, quit smoking 1 month ago, ner?

Black pigmentation inside mouth cheek region, smoking 2 years a pack, now constipation, bloating, rumbling sound from stomach, quit smoking 1 month ago, ner?

Acanthosis nigricans: Congratulations on quitting smoking!
Black pigmentation inside the cheek must be biopsied.
? Acanthosis nogricans- hard to diagnose without all the data.Nicotine disrupts the gastro-intestinal tract.
Take yogurt daily & avoid all other dairy. ...Read more

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How can you take care of a sore tongue?

How can you take care of a sore tongue?

Why is it sore?: If you bit it, then it should heal on its own. Use warm salt water to keep it clean and promote healing. If you have a sharp tooth that did this, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can candida cause a sore tongue?

Can candida cause a sore tongue?

Yes,: Is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as steroids. Eating unsweetened yogurt and acidophilus capsules will solve the problem. Rec.: see your dentist if the condition gets painful. ...Read more

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I have a sore tongue on the sides, particularly where it hits my teeth?

I have a sore tongue on the sides, particularly where it hits my teeth?

Constant irritation: Against rough teeth or dentures, partials will cause areas of ulcerations and blisters. This can cause pain. Remove partials / dentures to heal your sores and have your dentist take a look. May have to smoothen any sharp edges of your teeth if that is the case. ...Read more

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Why do I lose my sense of taste and get a sore tongue when I eat fresh pineapple?

Swelling: An allergic reaction to foods can cause swelling in the nose and tongue resulting in these symptoms. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more