Second hand smoke cough

Common Questions and Answers about Second hand smoke cough


2006603_tn?1331332927 There are many risks with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> exposure even for ppl who are not pregnant. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> can cause under developed lungs, increase the chance of sids, low birth weight, baby can develop asthma and a bunch of other things too. Its good your fiance doesn't smoke in the house or around you but he should get into the habbit of not smoking in the car either. The nicotine can settle into the fabrics which is the same as smoking a cigarette while being in the room with the baby.
Avatar_n_tn I work in a casino in Las vegas, other than quitting, is there anything I can do to help offset all the second hand smoke I breath?
Avatar_f_tn Smoking is so bad for you and as I mentioned before studies show now that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> is just as damaging to your lungs. My husband used to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> too and he quit about 25 years ago. I wish you well.
393685_tn?1425816122 Ok .. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> .. both my parents smoked the first 5yrs of my life until my mom got double pneumonia and almost died .. this was late 60's ... she stopped cold turkey in the oxygen tent and my Dad stopped then, too .... that was a good 35 yrs ago .. but who knows what that smoke did to us kiddies back then?
1000946_tn?1253811447 I am not proud that I still <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>. I have a lung disease. It haunts me everyday, the fact that I still <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>. I might add that I have many stresses going on in my life right now, too. Have I progressed my COPD by continuing to smoke? Yes, I have. I have read in my research, that 40% of COPD patients will continue to smoke. Doesn't make what I am doing to my health right though. But, I had to post this and be honest.
Avatar_n_tn My fried who is a smoker sat in my car for about an hour and did not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>. But the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> smell that was on her clothes wont go away. That was a month ago. I really think my sinuses are damaged from either the de-icer that the state puts down on the roads or from what ever they have been puting in our gas since they have made it low sulfer. Perhaps removing the sulfur leaves too much unburned waste in the air.
Avatar_m_tn While it remains unlikely that exposure to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> is the problem, the more the exposure the more likely it is related. As she has undergone surgery there must be a doctor familiar with her and her condition, what does he/she advise?
Avatar_f_tn Just about everytime i <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> pot i get really bad chest pain. This has been happening for about 6 months. I have been smoking pot for about 6-7 years. My boobs are freakin huge and they seem to make the chest pain so much worse. The only way to relieve my chest pain is by lifting my breasts up. I went to my doctor when my chest pain first started happening... she took X rays and told me i had asthma.... gave me some pills that didnt help...
Avatar_n_tn It comes and goes and it is so strong it is like lighting a fresh cigarette. Not like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> on clothes. It seem deep in the nasal cavity. Mine has been happening for 7 months and it last for 5 mins and comes back every so often. Sometimes it is really strong that I can almost taste it. I am seeing a neurologist on the 25th of July. A little history on me: Ex smoker about 15 years ago and on metropol for high blood pressure, and my age is 43.
Avatar_n_tn Since the cold went and the cough came I have had this sensation of smelling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>/toast. It comes fom time to time and lasts only a few seconds. Very weird but am I glad I found this message board!!
Avatar_n_tn Any suggestions/ medical advice is greatly appreciated. I feel like this is ruining my lifestyle. - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> (I dont <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>) (If someone smokes nearby, I run away from him/her) - Cooking fumes (as soon as I enter Cafetaria where they fry stuff or oil frying smell in home kitchen) - Perfumes/ Deodrants - Sometimes a strong coffee smell - I have been tested for Asthma using peak flow meters.
Avatar_m_tn and waffle on about issues that have no relevance to the question in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> - which happens to be a 4 year old who has a persistent cough and the medical profession diagnosis was that there was nothing wrong. Personally, I would still seek a second medical opinion and also look at any psychological issues. Young children are not able to express themselves in words how they feel and sometimes their way of communicating can be by doing something that is socially unacceptable.
Avatar_m_tn Could it have been that I had wet cough because my lungs were irritated by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>? I only had cough once, it didn't repeat and it wasn't a fit of cough, should I visit GP right away if it repeats? Or persists? How long? Thanks for answering! Sorry for my English, I'm not native speaker.
Avatar_f_tn I could have choked him with his tie. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> doctor on the other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> diagnosed me with Costochondritis, which I call "Attentionitis" because I think he considered me a hypochondriac and just wanted to diagnose me with something so I could leave. He said I could take over the counter medicine for pain but what the heck do I do about the feeling that my lungs are completely deflated? I fear I have COPD or I am feeling the onset of Asthma.
Avatar_n_tn I have never smoked, but have been exposed to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>. My mom smoked when I was young, and my dad has smoked my entire life. Last November, I went to the doctor because I had had a cough for 2.5 months. The doctor ordered a chest x-ray. They found a nodule in the lower lobe of my left lung. I had a CT which showed that the nodule is about 2.4cm. I then had an inconclusive PET scan. Since then I've had two additional CTs, which continue to show a smooth noncalcified nodule.
Avatar_f_tn I have NEVER been a smoker, but grew up in a household with an extraordianry amount of second-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>. I've never had a formal diagnosis for the cough, but in the last three months it has gone from being annoying to being a constant hurdle in my day. The cough is for the most part dry and doesn't bring up any mucus, except for the occasion the occasioan that the cough is so violent, I cough up an unbelievable amount of fluid.
Avatar_n_tn I do have a shortness of breath but continue to walk/jog 4 miles a day. I've never been a smoker but has been exposed to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> as a child. All tests performed have come back negative - they can't definitively say its sarcoidosis or any other lung disease. I've had a bronchoscope and do not know what to do next. The cough is extremely embarrassing!
Avatar_n_tn Hello, I also have a rattley chest predominantly at night. It usually wakes me up in the small hours. I have pleural plaques caused by asbestos fibres stuck in the lining of the lung. Most people get little or no symptoms and so are unaware that they have this dangerous disease, I have a lot including pain in my chest, shortness of breath constant mostly dry cough.
Avatar_f_tn I work out 2-3 times a week without lots of cardio (mostly do yoga and isometric exercises).I recently quit smoking (but when I did <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> a pack would last almost a week so approximately 3 cigarettes a day). I guestimate that I smoked for approximately 15 years. I was diagnosed with a heart murmur at around nine years of age. The doctors said then that it was mild and wouldn't cause any long term effects. Most of the doctors who listened to my heart recently said they couldn't even hear it.
Avatar_m_tn Well, i don't actually have a doctor or medical insurance...or money, i guess i could go to county but at best they would write me a thirty day prescription and say ' take these pills' and then i would be like 'pills are what ****** me up in the first place' and then they would be like 'let us check your blood' and then i would get an infection because it's a county hospital for poor people.
Avatar_f_tn Bad thing is, I'm walking around not vaccinated against whooping cough so I'm told. Could this be what I have? On <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> dosage of levaquin, this time for 14 days. by andrewr270 ", Jan 16, 2008 09:52AM To: the coughers It happening all over the country.
Avatar_f_tn although I am very sensitive if exposed to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>. I have also had some difficulty from time to time with acid reflux requiring the use of antacids,...and I do get post nasal drip at times. I coughed quite a bit as a child, but nothing like the coughing I have now. The only thing that helps is for me to go lie down and try to totally relax, which causes my breathing to become very shallow. Right now, it's the only relief I get.
Avatar_f_tn I never smoked, but was exposed to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> for about two weeks in January. I don't have asthma, and as far as I know, I wasn't allergic to anything. Other than thyroid medications, I'm not taking other medications.
Avatar_n_tn It could be allergies, and another possibility, asthma or bronchitis.. Being she was exposed to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span> for so long, it is wise to have all the tests that she is having to rule all things serious out.
Avatar_n_tn so lungs seem to be the weak spot in my family. I'm probably a victim of their <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>. I need to know what's going on..........I feel like I'm dieing sometimes. thanks again for your advice..........and I wish you all the best.
Avatar_f_tn I have been sick for 2 1/2 years after my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> bout with whopping cough. I got my first case in Nov of 2010 and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> case (both confirmed) in Sept of 2011. I never felt like I recovered after the second case and stopped working in Jan of 2012. It's now July 2014. I have had many tests and I am currently on Symbacort and Spiriva both treatments for COPD.
Avatar_f_tn As a mater of fact when my children and I go shopping and there is someone smoking we either go around the other way or cover our nose because of the that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> smoking consequences people who do not smoke can get. I also don’t drink I don’t feel I need to I like me and am very careful with the example I give my children. Regarding the test you mentioned, I had the test you’re referring to done to me. I have been checked for asthma and lung capacity ect.
Avatar_n_tn And I can trace the soreness up to that little depression area on top of the sternum. I don't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>, don't drink, not overweight, don't live around <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoke</span>. This cough is so annoying now though please someone tell me what it might be and what remedies help?! THANK YOU!
Avatar_f_tn I have been smoking weed for about 7 years but I have always been around <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>second</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hand</span> smoke and just recently started smoking cigarrettes. And about 2 years ago I started with a heavy hoarse cough and when I would spit there would be little pieces of brown flecks in it. Im curious as to what that is and is it bad?