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Can smoking cause sinus trouble ?

Can smoking cause sinus trouble ?

Yes: The sinuses are part of our respiratory system, and smoking impairs EVERY part of that system, from the mouth and nose all the way into the deepest parts of our longs, and includes the sinuses as well. It is a major factor in most cases of chronic sinusitis, although it is by no means the only cause. Get help quitting if you need it. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Sinus (Definition)

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


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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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What to do if my hubby not smoking, but breath smells, could it be sinus?

What to do if my hubby not smoking, but breath smells, could it be sinus?

Examination: Halitosos can be caused b y a number of different things, including diet, acid reflux, periodontal problems, and carious lesions. You assume because you brush and floss that that is enough.. It is not. Visit your dentist to rule out any dental problems, and then your physician for everything else. ...Read more

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Sinus surgery (ess) - smoking occasionally afterwards? Could this affect my sinuses again?

Sinus surgery (ess) - smoking occasionally afterwards? Could this affect my sinuses again?

Yes, definitely: Surgery is usually a last resort for anything. If you had bad enough disease that you needed surgery, you should commit to a lifestyle that prevents recurrence of the problem. Smoking significantly increases the risk of issues of the respiratory tract in addition to the myriad of other horrible problems it can cause. Smoking most certainly can affect your sinuses negatively. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am getting repeated sinus, nasal and chest congestion attacks because I gave up smoking?

Is it possible that I am getting repeated sinus, nasal and chest congestion attacks because I gave up smoking?

Very possible: Many patients experience an increase in coughing or mucus production for a few months after they quit smoking - paradoxically this is happening because the body is healing after long-term toxin exposure and the systems in place to clear gook out are waking up and starting to work. Almost all patients report this disappearing by six months and that quitting makes them feel better overall. ...Read more

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Feeling lightheaded all day for two days. cutting back smoking and coughing mucus. Could this be a side effect? sinus issue? How to stop it

Feeling lightheaded all day for two days. cutting back smoking and coughing mucus. Could this be a side effect? sinus issue? How to stop it

Nicotine withdrawal: These are a temporary symptoms, but it can be uncomfortable while it lasts. The common symptoms are sore throat, tightness in the chest, coughing and dizziness. If concerned talk to your PCP about smoking cessation methods and medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana alkaline or acid forming. What does smoking marijuana do for a sinus cancer?

Is smoking marijuana alkaline or acid forming. What does smoking marijuana do for a sinus cancer?

Whoa: Everything you read online about "acid-forming" and "alkaline-forming" is pseudoscientific fantasy. Ignore it. If you have a sinus cancer, you need to get it removed definitively, and keep in mind that the remaining epithelium probably bears a few field-change mutations that predispose to your getting it again. Smoke's a likely risk factor. How about just getting high on life's beauty? ...Read more

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How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty? Effects of smoking after a week?

DON'T DO IT!!!: For crying out loud! why would you even want to start smoking again if you were able to stop for 3 weeks?!?! it's the single worst thing you can do for your health! it shortens life, causes horrible diseases and makes you stink. It's expensive and leads to early senility, impotence and wrinkles. I will never tell someone to resume smoking! u might not even need sx if you hadn't smoked! ...Read more

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I had an endoscopic sinus surgery 2 days ago. I'm addicted to smoking cigaretts. When can I smoke again? At least 1 cigarett. I'm not able to quit it.

I had an endoscopic sinus surgery 2 days ago. I'm addicted to smoking cigaretts. When can I smoke again? At least 1 cigarett. I'm not able to quit it.

Smoking: Hello, while you never find a doctor who encourages smoking, the reality is that smokers smoke. I would recommend giving the nose the longest time to heal without smoke as you possibly can. Rinse out your nose after you smoke asap. Try your hardest to find the strength inside you to stop smoking. ...Read more

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