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Please describe the ways to improve face skin after quitting smoking?

Please describe the ways to improve face skin after quitting smoking?

Congratulations: Smoking cessation is the best first step! Now you can rejuvenate the skin with a facial, peel, microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing treatment to exfoliate the dried outer layer and encourage fresh new skin growth. Make sure to include a moisturizer, sun protection (spf 30 or more) and avoid both first and second hand smoke. Work with an aesthetician to develop a good skin care plan! Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

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


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Does quitting smoking help the skin look better? Do the wrinkles it causes go away?

Does quitting smoking help the skin look better? Do the wrinkles it causes go away?

Yes: Smoking is terrible for our entire physiology- skin, blood vessels, lungs, bladder, etc etc. Continuing to smoke will continue to damage most every organ in your body. Quitting smoking may be the most important thing you could do to improve your health, which of course includes your skin. ...Read more

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Could I get a skin rash by quitting smoking?

Could I get a skin rash by quitting smoking?

No: If you are experiencing anxiety after stopping you may get pruritis which is itching. Use over the counter sarna lotion if this is the case. Otherwise see a doctor for a diagnosis of what your skin rash is. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get a skin rash by quitting smoking?

Please tell me, could I get a skin rash by quitting smoking?

Never heard of that: I have had hundreds of patients stop smoking and nobody ever got a rash, and cannot find any medical references to this. Smoking is drying to the skin, and the skin will become less dry after stopping. If you have a tendency to have overly moist skin, it could be smoking prevented getting some eczema- like condition, but that is all I could think of. If it persists, see a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Do smoking will effect stamina? How can I solve my skin problems?

Do smoking will effect stamina? How can I solve my skin problems?

Smoking and stamina: Smoking certainly decreases stamina, both directly by decreasing lung function, damaging lung tissue and causing respiratory bronchiolitis or other interstitial diseases. It also raises the amount of carbon monoxide in the blood which irreversibly binds to the same sites of the hemoglobin molecule that should carry oxygen to your body. ...Read more

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I'm quitting smoking cold turkey, but my head hurts and I'm light headed, could that be from withdraws?

I'm quitting smoking cold turkey, but my head hurts and I'm light headed, could that be from withdraws?

Thanks for asking!: Possible. Wondering if u r on any medications for the headaches or for nicotine withdrawal. These are issues to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sinus problems when quitting smoking, what should I do?

Nasal saline.: Clear the sinuses with nasal saline daily. This should keep your symptoms at bay. Just don't smoke again. ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking help or hurt anxiety problems?

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Does quitting smoking help or hurt anxiety problems?

Quit smoking/anxiety: Initially there is more anxiety, with time it calms down. ...Read more

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Can quitting smoking cause long term digestive problems?

Can quitting smoking cause long term digestive problems?

No: There is a small amount of evidence that some unusual bowel conditions may improve with smoking, but this is far outweighed by the mounds of evidence that prove that smoking cigarettes kills!

quit! ...Read more

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When does laryngitis get to the point of requiring surgery? I have chronic laryngitis from smoking and acid reflux. I am not having luck quitting smoking and I'm concerned I may one day need surgery to fix this problem. What should I be on the lookout for

When does laryngitis get to the point of requiring surgery? I have chronic laryngitis from smoking and acid reflux. I am not having luck quitting smoking and I'm concerned I may one day need surgery to fix this problem. What should I be on the lookout for

You: You should seek an evaluation from an ENT physician who can diagnose and manage your problem. Both smoking and reflux take a toll on the upper airway causing damage to the structure around the vocal cords. Of more concern is the possibility of a benign or malignant growth in the region. The ENT can use a television probe to visual the area and perform a biopsy if required. ...Read more

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Will I gain weight after quitting smoking?

It can be avoided: Weight gain after quitting smoking usually results from two things, both of which can be avoided.
One is the result of not breaking the hand to mouth habit of smoking, but replacing the cigarette with food.
The second is the result of the body's metabolism slowing down as much as 10% upon removal of the nicotine stimulation.
So reducing your calorie intake could help avoid gaining weight. ...Read more

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Why do you gain weight after quitting smoking?

Why do you gain weight after quitting smoking?

Nicotine is a poison: Nicotine is a metabolic poison, leading the body to waste one third of the calories ingested. So after quitting, the body uses all of the calories that used to be wasted, and weight is gained. In addition, nicotine suppresses appetite. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to quitting smoking?

What are some home remedies to quitting smoking?

Quitting smoking: Otc methods for quitting smoking include cold turkey, hypnosis, placing your daily allotment of cigarettes into a plastic bag and cutting down by just one a day, nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and electronic cigarettes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Quitting smoking with help from patches, could this work?

Quitting smoking with help from patches, could this work?

Of course it COULD: The success rate of smoking cessation efforts without any help at all is less than 5%. If nicotine replacement therapy is added (patches, gum etc.) the quit rate can go up to 10-15%, and if a smoking cessation program is added, this can improve chances up to 25-30%. The best results are from the use of prescription meds (Zyban, Chantix) combined with a program, with quit rates nearing 45%. ...Read more

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Thinking about quitting smoking what's the best way to do this?

Thinking about quitting smoking what's the best way to do this?

Quit smoking: Also work with your physician on medical detox. With zyban, nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches & other remedies to help come off of cravings. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are really good tips and remedies on quitting smoking?

Health consequences: First you have to realize all the adverse health effects of smoking such as copd, lung, throat, esophageal, bladder, stomach and probably pancreatic cancer in addition to increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and poor circulation and then there is chantix, wellbutrin, (bupropion) and many mild nicotine products such as nicoderm patches, nicorette gum Nicotrol cartridges for oral and nasal inhalation, and. ...Read more

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What makes quitting smoking result in food cravings?

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Smoking/craving food: One pleasurable activity substituted with another.

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Could you tell me ways to go about quitting smoking cold turkey?

Smoking Cessation: #1. Nicotine anonymous
#2 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #1. ...Read more

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What is the most difficult thing to overcome when quitting smoking?

What is the most difficult thing to overcome when quitting smoking?

Nicotine dependance: Depending on how long and how much you have been smoking the most difficult thing is drug dependance on nicotine in my experience which can be overcome by cutting slowly over time or by substituting nicotine gum or patch etc. ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking bring on episodes of svt?

Does quitting smoking bring on episodes of svt?

No.: Smoking increases your risk of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, or psvt (sudden-onset svt). Quitting smoking would decrease your risk for most smoking-related conditions gradually, so you will still be at risk for a while after you quit. Drugs, caffeine, alcohol, and abnormal pathways in the heart's conductive tissue (ie. Bundle of kent) can also predispose you to svt. ...Read more

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Why do I have pouty lips after quitting smoking?

Why do I have pouty lips after quitting smoking?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by 'pouty lips'. Are they swollen? Are you licking your lips? Is there a new habit that you've taken on? None of these are a common issue after quitting smoking, but strong work doing this! Some people get stressed for a few weeks after quitting -- suggest you get plenty of sleep, drink enough water, eat healthy food. Off tobacco, you can probably exercise more. Congrats. ...Read more

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When nicotine receptors will be gone after quitting smoking?

When nicotine receptors will be gone after quitting smoking?

Got it backwards: Nicotine (nicotinic) receprors are so named because they have an affinity for bonding with nicotine. That's where nicotine exerts its effects. They were there before you started using nicotine, and will be there after you stop. Think of any other receptor site that has an affinity for a specific biochemical (serotonin, dopamine, endorphin, acetylcholine, gaba, etc). ...Read more

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What are the day-by-day quitting smoking withdrawal symptoms?

What are the day-by-day quitting smoking withdrawal symptoms?

Headaches/nausea: Firs few days you may feel
hedache and anxiety
tingling in hands&feet
sweating
cold symptoms
irritability
nasea
insomnia
mental confusion
depression
craving for nicotine
helplesness. ...Read more

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Becoming harder to breathe after quitting smoking, what to do?

Becoming harder to breathe after quitting smoking, what to do?

Not unusual: After people stop tobacco, the lungs' mechanisms for cleaning themselves out start to work again, and often there is increased coughing and production of phlegm than there was before, sometimes associated with feelings of shortness of breath because of the coughing. Usually this improves in several weeks, but if you are really short of breath, you should see your doctor for it. Congrats4 quitting. ...Read more

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Would it be considered normal to wheeze after quitting smoking?

No: Wheezing after smoking can be seen in chronic bronchitis and asthma, which can be worsened by tobacco smoking causing inflammation and swelling of the bronchial tubes. Chronic bronchitis involves increased mucus production and bronchial inflammation, and bronchospasm which is not infrequently associated with wheezing., mainly due to tobacco smoking. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain after quitting smoking!?

What do you advise if I have chest pain after quitting smoking!?

ChstPain/smokingquit: More info is needed. How long after qitting smoking? How severe and how long is the pain? Is there heaviness in the chest? Is there shortness of breath? Are you more anxiouosa? There are more questions needing answers. You need to check with your doctor as to possible other cases. ...Read more

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Wheezing after quitting smoking?

Wheezing after quitting smoking?

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 more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


Dr. David Brouwer
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