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.

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High mold exposure when cleaning. Allergic to mold. 1 wk increasing sinus/chest congestion, itching nose/eyes/throat. Antihistamine? Fluticasone?

You need help! Sounds like a delayed immune response to the mold exposure. History of asthma? You may benefit from inhaled medications to decrease the congestion/cough, such as Advair or otherwise. For the upper airways symptoms, Zyrtec and Flonase could help, though Flonase will take a couple of days to kick in. Nasal saline rinses could offer a quick fix too. Read more...
Yes. Exposures to irritants like mold can be treated with antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, or even good old salt water to flush out the issues. A neti pot or similar device can help without exposure to medications. If you use the saline either use commercial packets or devices or mix your own: 1 qt boiled water, 1 tsp sea or uniodized salt and 1 tsp baking soda to buffer. Read more...
Mold exposure. Antihistamines- zyrtec (cetirizine).,equate eye drops may alleviate the itching but you should wear a mask ( N-95 at Home Depot/Lowes) and goggles ( same stores) when cleaning and change/wash clothes afterward. Seek Urgent care/ER attention regarding the congestion to check wheezing/infecion. Do you have to clean or can someone else? With exposure to infectious material I do not use fluticasone. Read more...
Yes. Both can give you some symptomatic relief. Avoiding the exposure is primary and if it is in a home it is best to move if you are highly sensitive. Check out www.mhpvitamins.com, Inc. as they have a homeopathic for this. Read more...