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I have smoked 15 a day for the past 5 years but am only 20. Now having repeted chest infections, blood in phlem, bubbling in chest & constant cough!?

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Ken Starnes
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: We weren't kidding

...About smoking being bad for you.
Stop doing it. Now. Smoking can damage the small hair-like cillia that help keep germs out of your lungs. This could account for the frequent infections. Fortunately, the sooner you quit smoking the sooner your body can reverse the damage. If you need help quitting, your doctor can help you with a plan.

In brief: We weren't kidding

...About smoking being bad for you.
Stop doing it. Now. Smoking can damage the small hair-like cillia that help keep germs out of your lungs. This could account for the frequent infections. Fortunately, the sooner you quit smoking the sooner your body can reverse the damage. If you need help quitting, your doctor can help you with a plan.
Ken Starnes
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Serious

May be a sinus infection with some bleeding, but could be a more serious infection or health problem. See your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room for testing.

In brief: Serious

May be a sinus infection with some bleeding, but could be a more serious infection or health problem. See your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room for testing.
Dr. Gregg Albers
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