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Doctor insights on: Smoking Habit During Throat Infections

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can the smoke of smoking cause sore throat or throat infection? Why?

Can the smoke of smoking cause sore throat or throat infection?  Why?

Yes: Smoking, by it's nature, can irritate throat linings by both heat and ash content. Once irritated, a secondary infection can ensue. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause an inner ear problem/infection which can affect the throat and nose and you feel permanently unwell with cracks and pops in the ear?

Can smoking cause an inner ear problem/infection which can affect the throat and nose and you feel permanently unwell with cracks and pops in the ear?

Ear fluid: Of course smoking does not help, but i think your problem is due to nasal problems. I see you had a septoplasty. You may have ongoing nasal congestion that can lead to ear problems and fluid retention in the middle ear that can cause the cracks and pops. See an allergist to determine if allergies are the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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I am having sore throat that comes and goes from 3 months,no infections. I have acidity. Could it indicate throat cancer?(no drinking,no smoking ever)

I am having sore throat that comes and goes from 3 months,no infections. I have acidity. Could it indicate throat cancer?(no drinking,no smoking ever)

Likely reflux: Your symptoms are likely secondary to gastroesophageal reflux. Follow reflux precautions, stay fit, avoid hydrocarbonated drinks, smoking, caffeine, etc. Regular meals, nothing to eat 2-3 h before bedtime. If no improvement in few weeks would recommend a trial of Lansoprazole or Omeprazole OTC and informing your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough in the morning some green flem then dry cough during the day. My throat hurts a little and feels like something there infection?

I have a dry cough in the morning some green flem then dry cough during the day. My throat hurts a little and feels like something there infection?

Many things : Obviously a viral infection comes to mind first. Allergies can cause these symptoms too, and are very common. See your doctor to straighten this out. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Possibly: 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

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At night I have a sore throat only and no cough. During the day I have a moist cough but no sore throat. Could this still be a bacterial infection?

At night I have a sore throat only and no cough. 
During the day I have a moist cough but no sore throat. Could this still be a bacterial infection?

None: none of what you are describing indicate a bacterial infection, actually it resemble more of allergy response. treat your symptoms with allergy medicine like zyrtec during the day and benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.take OTC cough medicine like mucinex DM at least twice a day, with or without elixir like robitussin, or nyquill. stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have no pain with s viral throat infection?

Yes: There are many viruses that can cause a common cold. One may have almost no symptoms or could feel miserable. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Nathan Zasler
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