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Doctor insights on: Vapor Smoking And Bubble Lung

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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.

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

Lung (Definition)

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


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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

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

No: 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

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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?

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

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Someone suggests one can develop lung cancer if they swim regularly in indoor pool because breathing in excessive chlorine vapor. Is it true?

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

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Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.

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

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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.

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.

Cancer is not the: Only risk from using tobacco products. Nicotine affects cardiovascular system and is likely a cause of heart disease. Avoid tobacco in any form. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does smoking always affect your lungs?

Does smoking always affect your lungs?

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

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How can I recover my lungs from smoking?

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

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How does smoking really affect the lungs?

How does smoking really affect the lungs?

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

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How can I recover your lungs from smoking?

How can I recover your lungs from smoking?

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

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What does hubbly smoking do to your lungs?

What does hubbly smoking do to your lungs?

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

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What exactly does smoking do to your lungs?

What exactly does smoking do to your lungs?

Destroys cilia: Because smoking destroys cilia, the dirt and pollution stays in your lungs. It can put you at risk for developing, lung infection, lung cancer and COPD. Mark Twain wrote, “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world". ...Read more

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What should I do to repair my lungs from smoking?

What should I do to repair my lungs from smoking?

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

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What amount has smoking damaged my lungs or body?

What amount has smoking damaged my lungs or body?

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

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Wondering why would smoking less cause lungs to hurt?

Wondering why would smoking less cause lungs to hurt?

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

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Will my lungs be permantly damaged from smoking? Please help me docs!

Will my lungs be permantly damaged from smoking? Please help me docs!

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

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What are some lung tests for smoking?

What are some lung tests for smoking?

See below: Standard pulmonary function tests with co diffusion will tell you current lung function. There is no test for future risk. ...Read more

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Can smoking meth cause cysts on lungs?

Can smoking meth cause cysts on lungs?

???: I am not sure if this is the worst worry for those who smoke crystal myth, there are many serious complications associated with doing substance like this.
Get help. ...Read more

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Could my lungs heal from 2nd hand smoking?

Could my lungs heal from 2nd hand smoking?

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

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Your lungs get black during passive smoking?

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

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Go away from the lungs during passive smoking?

Go away from the lungs during passive smoking?

Some damage: Passive or second hand smoke should cause the same problems in other organ systems as active smoking. These problems would include higher incidents of cancers, heart disease and strokes to name a few. ...Read more

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Could I get pneumothorax[lung collapse] from smoking?

Could I get pneumothorax[lung collapse] from smoking?

Yes: Yes, but not directly. Most spontaneous pneumothoraces are caused by rupture of blebs, which are located on the surface of the lungs. Smoking can make the blebs grow in size over time, which makes them more susceptible to rupture. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment to detoxify lungs after quitting smoking?

Is there any treatment to detoxify lungs after quitting smoking?

No: Just remain smoking free and clear from others who make smoke. Start cardiovascular exercise like running and swimming. ...Read more

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What causes lung damage, apart from smoking or hereditary conditions?

What causes lung damage, apart from smoking or hereditary conditions?

Fumes, asthma, cancer: Chronic inhalation of chemical fumes & vapors
untreated asthma
infections eg tuberculosis, pneumonia
blood clots
cancer primary or secondary. ...Read more