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Sinus Drainage After Quitting Smoking
Still coughing 2 weeks after sinus infection/bronchitis. Trying to quit smoking. Worried/scared of copd?
Silver linings: Sometimes it takes feeling ill to help people really get serious about quitting. If so, it's doing you a favor. 34 is not too old to have the changes you make be very significant - you should be able to avoid COPD (a good choice!) Worry may not be needed and once it motivates you - send it packing! Two weeks is still w/in normal range for healing, but see your Dr. if it goes on. Get a Star! ...Read more
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
How long after?: If you just quit smoking very recently, the wheezing can come from the resultant increase in sputum production that occurs after the bronchial tree's mucociliary elevator starts up again (long story) and as such may stop after several weeks. However, the fear would be that emphysema has already set in, and this wheeze would be permanent, then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started smoking 2 weeks ago. Got fever, cough w/mucus. Can an md see whether its chronic or acute bronchitis? I have quit smoking (2ndhand smoker +yrs)
Clear drainage from nose. Allergies & use nasal spray. Recent hysterectomy. Brain tumor surgery 2+yrs ago.should I panic?
Had sinus surgery 5 days ago now bloody phlegm running drown throat after using nasal spray? Normal? Quick answer please
Yes: A little bit of blood tinged stuff or small blood clots can be expected in the 1st couple of weeks. But if you suffer from profuse bleeding , contact the surgeon immediately. Unless the nasal spray is prescribed by the surgeon, it may be a good idea to stop using it for a couple of weeks. ...Read more
Lung congestion for 3 months with throat clearing and loss of voice. Have asthma, allergies gerd, and svt. Not getting better. Any smells exacerbate.
After severe viral bronchitis meds done, still major sinus drainage & choking, with air sensitivity. Is this normal recovery or new sinus condition?
Is a chronic cough from gerd and post nasyl drip associated with coughing after someone sprays perfume too? It's dry cough.
Yes.....: Hopefully the coughing doesn't last too long. This isn't well studied but, any time the lungs become inflamed due to any reason, they become susceptible to further inflammation from EVERY reason. The previous irritation from GERD sets up susceptibility to the perfumes. Most long term asthma medicines help this but monteleukast might be the best. ...Read more
Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.
Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months. ...Read more
Trouble fully breathing out nose faint sense smell for 9 months sometimes inflamed stuffy nose tried salt water how is RF turbinate ablation for smell?
ENT: Evaluation is needed, surgery isn't the first line of treatment for affected sense of smell, you can have engorged turbinates due to chronic inflammation, that can be due to allergies, and can be medically treated first. History and physical exam are important by a specialist, good luck ...Read more
Probably not: Electronic cigarettes are a completely unregulated product. The vapor they produce ranges from minor chemicals to being nearly as dangerous as regular cigarettes. First, make sure you take your sprays correctly, pointing them toward the side of the nose (toward the ear on the same side) and clean your nose thoroughly before you take the steroid. If not helpful, see and ENT or allergy specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Constant nasal drainage, infection and scar tissue, septoplasty done, 3weeks of amoxicillin, still infection, netty pot little help.Please help!
Do I have copd?! emphysema? Almost 25. Wheezing. I'm quitting smoking after 8 years. Sob. History of anxiety. Cough that tastes bad. Doc says reflux
Unlikely: Not after 8 years, even 2 packs/day.Nicotine withdrawal slows gut=>constipation=>reflux which causes wheezing. Also, healing lungs eject retained smoky mucous from deep down that tastes bad ; increases wheeze. Anxiety worsens, too. If it helps, it all happened to me when i quit 2 packs/day for 9yrs. It's temporary. Drink lots of fluids, rest. Treat wheezing/reflux if needed. You're so worth it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Have postnasal drip after tonsillitis while travelling. Taking pseudoephedrine but lmtd. Expect pnd for how long? Extreme discomfort, can't sleep. Thx
Post-nasal drip: Post-nasal drip from a sinus infection commonly causes a sore throat (due the release of inflammatory chemicals from reactive white blood cells). Conversely, pn-drip from nasal allergies does not. You might want to have your ENT consider this possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heavy nasal fluid after smoking hookah(sheesha). Is this the cause? I'm smoker and smoked hookah on that day.
Septoplasty, nasal turbinate reduction, & nasal polyp removal surgery 6 weeks ago. Nasal irrigation 4x a day but i still have bad headaches day/night.
Harness your rage: Other people will tell you things that may help -- i'll tell you to resolve not to give one more penny to those despicable people who got you addicted in the first place by their vile advertising. Every time you smoke, you reward the tobacco company ceo's. As the jedi emperor said, "use your hate." just this once, you have a good reason. ...Read more
Be angry at it: The nih has a wonderful website with many resources for smokers who want to stop. Visit it to see if it can help you. Your doctor plays an important role in supporting you and helping with medications if necessary. See http://health.Nih.Gov/topic/smokingcessation or http://www.Surgeongeneral.Gov/initiatives/tobacco/index.Html. ...Read more
Good of you to ask..: Having urges and cravings for nicotine confirm that you were addicted. The best way to minimize physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms is to gradually reduce the amount of the drug you are taking. The best way for you to do this is with nicotine replacement therapy, such as the patches that provide a constant low dose in three strengths that you can taper down over 1-2 weeks each. ...Read more
Person dependent: I love helping people stop smoking! there is no single effective plan for everyone though. First we need to talk about your habits, what you've tried before, mood/ behavior tendencies, how much nicotine you use, etc. Etc. Most of the time a combination of techniques is best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work with your Docto: There are many ways to quit smoking from goig cold turkey to therapy to nicotine replacement and other drugs like zyban (bupropion) and chantix most people who have smoked over long time and are serious about quiting the best way in my opinion is to work with your health care provider, who knows your history and can motivate you and recommend the best regimen which will work for you.It could be referal or rx. ...Read more
Chantix and Zyban (bupropion): Beside nicotine replacement gums and patches available over the counter.There are only two drugs approved by fda for quitting smoking chantix works b reactivating nicotine receptors in the brain which reduces craving for nicotine zyban is an anti depressantby cotrollong Dopamine andnorepinephrine neurotrnsmitters that help monitor moods, those are also associated with craving nicotine and addiction. ...Read more
Quickly: Effects of withdrawal happen in minutes to hours after last use, the more you smoke the quicker you are having withdrawal and craving. Expect this it will get better, keep an eye on your reasons for quitting, seek support, meds can help, but strong desire is most important. You will then have positive effects of quitting, mood more stable, anxiety better, physically feel better. You can do it! ...Read more
FoodChoice,WtDaily &: Hf/lc non/minimally processed foods least likely to be stored as fat, yet quantities & activity levels also factors. Lf/hc, as promoted for decades, drives obesity for many, including exercisers & smokers. Yet issues & balances critical, thus wt daily to 0.1 lb, record/track while you still remember specifics & adjust. Study big fat lies, mcgovern's report, dietdoctor, science for smart people etc. ...Read more
In General Yes: Exercise is recommended even for patients who have advanced lung disease. SOB should be investigated by a doctor first to find out what's causing it and whether something needs to be done. Common causes include asthma, anemia (low blood count), emphysema and reconditioning. ...Read more
Nothing dramatic: Alcohol increases the aging of the skin, and depending on how long you have smoked, how heavily, and how much damage has already occurred, you may find that your skin is smoother, more flexible and less wrinkled. Nicotine stains ultimately wear off after cessation. But dramatic changes in appearance do not occur. ...Read more
Because smoking: Smoking effects the taste buds and the food taste differently, and than when you quit the taste buds are returning to normal and for a while your taste of food may be lost or different do not start smoking again and give some time for food to taste better if it persists see your doctor or ENT speciaist. ...Read more
Keep trying : There's no quick fix, but there's options to increase your chances. Quitting happens fast - you just stop. Hard part is staying tobacco-free! best treatments with highest chance of success are 'coaching' - you can get this free calling 800-quit-now - gives you tips to improve your skills ; ability to cope. Withdrawal symptoms go down with nicotine or non-nicotine meds. More: http://smokefree.Gov. ...Read more
They're temporary: There's very little down side to stopping tobacco, and huge benefits that last forever. "Side effects" are highly variable, meaning some people have none, and some have temporary discomfort and other symptoms of withdrawal. Such as being irritable, sleepy, etc. These go away. Some folks crave certain foods, and may gain weight. Drink water. More info at http://smokefree.gov/steps-to-prepare ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Consider asthma a lifelong condition like a missing leg, only for asthma it is not as obvious and can be controlled by avoiding triggers. It is not like appendicitis where you can take it out & you are cured. Smoking is a well known trigger to lung irritation that will always aggravate asthma to some degree. Stopping may actually let you go for years between events, or just reduce their intensity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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