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What Does Smokers Cough Sound Like
My one week old daughter just coughed should I be concerned? It didn't have a whooping sound nor did it sound like a smokers cough. No high temperature
Babies cough: And sneeze, and make all kinds of noises. I understand, especially with new parents, that anything out of the ordinary can be scary, but a cough can occur with a temporary aspiration of saliva. If it is persistent, if the baby has a temperature, if there are breathing problems, then see your pediatrician. If not, enjoy your baby more and worry less! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife, 25yrs old, has had a constant "smokers cough", sounding cought and she has never smoked! she says it hurts in her chest when she coughs..
See you doctor: For an evaluation of your mouth and throat. Some internists and family physicians are familiar with the techniques to look directly or indirectly into the larynx and visualize it and the vocal cords. However, most would probably refer you to an ENT specialist who has the training and equipment to do this. Are you a smoker? If so, stop. In either case, someone needs to take a look at the anatomy. ...Read more
STOP SMOKING: comes to mind. If you are developing chronic bronchitis secondary to the smoking, the ONLY effective treatment is smoking cessation. Everything else is to try to suppress the inflammation caused by the smoking, or treat infections that are related to the inflammation, or to help keep the airways more open, but they do not stop the chronic bronchitis. Get info on smoking cessation and please!!! ...Read more
Stop smoking : Is curative.Get a more detailed answer ›
Think other causes: If you are not exposed to smoke from others, two more common causes of nocturnal (nighttime) cough are acid reflux and allergies. The allergies to dust mites are particularly troublesome at night. Cough from acid reflux usually occurs at night especially if you eat late, use a lot of caffeine, have spicy or acidy, fatty or processed foods. ...Read more
Smoke deposits: Tar and other materials in the smoke get deposited in the lungs. Coughing it out is the only way the body can get rid of it. Otherwise it would build up to the point that one couldn't breathe over a few months. Over time, the normal cleaning mechanisms of the lungs and windpipe get overwhelmed and the effects of smoking multiply. ...Read more
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