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Tobacco Allergy Symptoms
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Overwhelming feeling of emotional withdrawal and upset when faced with smell/sight of chewing tobacco or vape. Allergy? Or mental reaction?
Probably emotional: Since sight of these substances is in the equation, this would suggest it is an emotional response which you raise as a possibility. Discussion with a psychiatrist should help you resolve this question ...Read more
I'm 28.I recently began sneezing quite frequently. Usually up to 10-15 sneezes maybe 4-5 days /wk. Could it be new allergies? I recently quit chewing tobacco when this started. Should I get an allergy test or pick up otc medicine and take daily?
Probably allergic: And don't see a reason that stopping chewing tobacco (congratulations and STAY QUIT) would do this. Multiple sneezing is usually allergic. The use of one of the newer selective and less-sedating antihistamines (Claritin, Zyrtec etc) should be safe (check with pharmacist if you are on other meds) and reduce your sneezing. If it doesn't, see your primary care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause chronic bronchitis with normal lung function test, no relation to allergy, infectious disease, tobacco and other chemical irritants?
50% of us: Have asthma that does not make us go to the doctor on a given year. Mostly, I think this is mis-diagnosis of not asthma, but actually inflammation due to a viral illness which varies from days to over a month. Asthma meds (especially monteleukast) fix it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First 3 Days: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued. ...Read more
Hyperness: Excessive caffeine may cause jitterness and hyperness and alertness. Sometimes a person may feel their stomach is bothering them and they may speak rapidly. Too much nicotine can actually cause a person to fall asleep and pass out. Lesser, but still high doses of nicotine can cause dizziness, blurry vision, headache and vomiting. Everything in moderation is generally a good guide. ...Read more
Same as quitting: Cigarette smoking. Nicotine addiction is nicotine addiction, however you are taking it in. Irritablity, lack of concentration, anxiety and depression all can occur. This depends on your biology/genetics, how much you were using and for how long. It can be treated with nicotine replacement therapies like patches, lozenges, gum, and with medications like Chantix and Zyban (bupropion). Cessation programs help. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of tobacco withdrawls in a newborn? My girlfriend just had a baby and they say he is going thru withdrawls, she only smokes cigs
LIkely quickly: The most urgent issues for anaphylaxis are breathing problem and shock. Since alcohol dilates the blood vessels, it will take even more volume to keep your circulation going. As anaphylaxis often causes a reduction in blood volume, alcohol may make the problem worse. As for smoking, it is not a problem but why would you be smoking anyway? ...Read more
I chewed tobacco for around 1 year. I get canker sores on my cheeks that take a few weeks to heal. Could they be oral cancer? I have no other symptoms
I smoke marijuana in a bong all day with tobacco, but I don't smoke cigarettes. What's the best way to avoid withdrawal symptoms or improv health fast?
Swollen painless inguinal lymph nodes and 2 under each ear lobe-stationary for 2 months. Cbc-normal. No symptoms. Chewing tobacco for a week. Cancer?
Swollen Lumph Nodes: Although oral cancer is assocaited with chewing tobacco, one week of use will not result in cancer. The wide separation between the nodes in the neck and the nodes in the groin suggest something else may be pgoing on, ranging from a simple post-viral adenoparhy to something more sinister. If they nodes don't clear on their own, I suggest she consult her doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Lots, and lotsa bad.: The Internet has lists of cigarette ingredients, some of which list over 599 ingredients and as many as 7000 chemicals. You'll be surprised to see what's in a cigarette. At least 40 are carcinogenic. Http://www. Tricountycessation. Org/tobaccofacts/Cigarette-Ingredients. Html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Horrible: No such thing as 'pure', even though the tobacco companies want you to think 'natural' means healthier. Nothing could be further from the truth. The tobacco leaf, burned, has 50 KNOWN carcinogens, including arsenic. And that doesn't say anything about carbon monoxide. New products - smokeless, electronic cigarettes, slim cigars, etc. -- all are in the same boat. Not healthy at any level. ...Read more
VERY unhealthy: It doesn't make a difference whether tobacco is "pure" or "organic" or anything else you want to call it. The nicotine in it is what causes addiction, and contributes to the heart disease, and the tars (the products of combustion that are complex hydrocarbons) are what cause lung damage and cancer. While additives etc. May make tobacco even more dangerous, the "pure" stuff is dangerous enough. ...Read more
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THC vs nicotine: Both are dried leaves that are smoked for a drug effect — and both have tar that can harm the lungs. But they come from very different plants. The cannabinoids (eg, thc) in marijuana create the 'high'. These are quite psychoactive (mind altering) substances but not very addictive. In contrast, the nicotine in tobacco is only mildly psychoactive but very addictive. ...Read more
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more