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Vapor Smoking And Bubble Lung
I have been smoking a vapor pen and lately my throat has been feeling irritated. Plus I have noticed my lungs are itchy only when I smoke the vapor pen. My ears are itchy as well. I am coughing a little mucus up, not much but some every so often.
Stop vaping: There is very little, if any, regulations or oversight for the ingredients/chemicals being used in electronic cigarette devices. These devices have not been around long enough to determine the potential harms associated with their use. It sounds like you are having a negative reaction to one or more of the components of the vapor, perhaps even an allergy. I recommend that you stop vaping. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Are vapor pens with no nicotine bad for you? Monthly cause any harm to the lungs? Are the chemicals in the liquids bad for the body
I directly inhaled Ozium (Vanilla) Air Sanitizer vapor/smoke into my lungs for ~3 seconds. Should I see a doctor? I feel okay, but worried
Nothing to see an MD for. It can cause local irritation but your body should repair, recover from any irritation.
Breathe some fresh air! ...Read more
My lungs feel like I'm being crushed, and every time I breathe I feel like I breathed in Vicks vapor rub or something. Is this a start of asthma?
My baby is 2months. She coughs but doesn't have a fever. Her pediatrician said her lungs are clear&fine. She's still coughing!? Does Vicks vapor work?
Dry cough: At 2mo the primary cause of dry cough are irritants. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults but irritate a babies nose & airway. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. Vicks would likely make her worse. ...Read more
Someone suggests one can develop lung cancer if they swim regularly in indoor pool because breathing in excessive chlorine vapor. Is it true?
Remote possibility: Long term exposure of chlorine and its products has ill effects in few. Cardiovascular sys, is effected in experimental animals (chickens) it is cytotoxic and carcinogenic. But Its benefits in water purification out weights its ill effects. When drinking tap water add lemon, C vitamin in it detoxifies Cl s toxic by- product. Conclusion risk is minimum ...Read more
Sarcoidosis of lung&lymphnodes, spiculated nodules upper lungs 11.5&9mm, now mild emphysema! Quit cigs 16yr ago. Am exposed to e-cig vapor. Harmful??
Met: I would recommend avoiding this vapor and its related pulmonary adverse effects. ...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
I just started using the e - cigarette is there any harm to my lungs or throat from the nicotine vapor? And does nicotine cause cancer.
Are electronic cigarettes safe for people with emphysema? I have heard that the vapor that is inhaled can cause fungal infections in the lungs.
Not safe: E cigarettes will still act as irritants to your airways. ...Read more
Took 3 puffs of hemp CBD oil vapor a week ago and still have strange irritated feeling in my lungs/throat. Have I done permanent harm? Will it go away?
Should be OK.: One episode of smoking hemp oil should not cause permanent damage to the lungs. You may just be very sensitive to it and need longer to recover. You should probably remember this the next time it is offered to you. Good luck. ...Read more
To some extent yes: But not everyone does significant or permanent damage to their lungs. There are genetic differences in the production of certain enzymes that protect the lungs from proteolytic proteins that are increased by smoking and air pollution, where some people get lots of damage with exposure, and other people get much less, or even sometimes none. Most people get some damage somewhere- heart, cancer etc ...Read more
Stop smoking for one: There is no evidence that anything other than time and continuing to be smoke-free is necessary for lungs to heal. Am sure that a healthy diet and exercise will help you feel better sooner. It is quite common for a productive cough to begin after people stop smoking, since the lungs are getting rid of all the junk that has been put in them by smoking. This resolves in several weeks to months. ...Read more
Very negatively!: Smoking kills the hair cells (cilia) that sweep mucus from the lungs, deposits tar that turns lungs from pinkish to black, causes inflammation that damages the delicate membranes of the lung causing asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and harms immune cells making the lungs more prone to infection. The chemicals in tobacco damage the genetic material (dna) in your lungs causing cancer. ...Read more
Stop smoking: If you mean how can you help your lungs recover from smoking. You can't help anybody elses' lungs recover, so am not sure what you mean. When people stop smoking, it may take many months to clear out the "crud" accumulating in the bronchial passages, but they will eventually clear out. Nothing speeds this process, and it won't happen unless you stop or cut down significantly on smoking. ...Read more
Being around: Second hand smoke can be harmful to others, especially if someone already has a breathing problem. Today there is talk of third had smoke, i.e., smoke residue getting on items in the home. Please don't get paranoid but ask your husband to smoke outdoors and have him do his own laundry if he won't stop smoking because it will stink. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Continue not smoking: You definitely will want to stay abstinent from cigarettes, each exposure could catalyze inflammatory and remodeling at the tissue level that could lend itself to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or chronic bronchitis of a worse severity. Staying physically active within a reasonable extent is not going to hurt either, and a sensible diet is important. Stay safe! ...Read more
See your doctor: I cannot tell from your typing whether there is damage or not, and can't imagine how you would think someone could. People vary greatly in how much they smoke, the nicotine/tar content in what they are smoking, and how long they have smoked. They also have different genetic sensitivities to what kind and how much damage smoking does to lungs, mouth, throat, heart and blood vessels. ...Read more
When we stop smoking: Our lungs are finally able to start cleaning themselves of all the crap we put down there for years. This can result in the development of a severe cough in many people, and coughing can cause pain. However, this is actually a good sign and means that you are starting to heal, and it generally will get better after a few weeks. Try to quit completely and do your lungs/heart a big favor. ...Read more
Impossible to say: Since it depends on how much you smoke, and for how long, and what your genetic and other predispositions are to damage from tobacco smoke. I can say that at least two-thirds of smokers get some form of damage from smoking, although it may be to their hearts, or to their blood vessels, or by causing head/neck cancer rather than lung damage. Your doctor can order lung function tests, talk to md. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on how much damage has been done. If lungs are scarred, and the tiny air sacs (alveoli) damaged, those things may not heal, but usually significant healing occurs. It is also critical to stop your exposure so that no further damage occurs. If you live with smokers, try to keep them from smoking in the house, or at least have a smoke-free room, smoke eaters elsewhere. Or move if you must. ...Read more
They can. Yes.: Most definitely. In fact, you could get more poisons because there's no filter. Tell family, friends, or co-workers who smoke to do it somewhere else. Away from you and anybody you care about who doesn't smoke. ...Read more