Throat infection due to smoking

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Avatar n tn It could also be due to disorders of the esophagus. Try lifestyle measures to combat this. Take frequent small meals. Eat dinner about two hours before sleeping. Elevate the head end of the bed. Keep a food diary and note down what aggravates your symptoms and avoid them. Ensure to maintain optimum weight by regular exercise. Avoid non steroidal anti inflammatory medications NSAID's, quit smoking, eliminate alcohol and reduce stress levels.
Avatar m tn By that time, my throat was irritated and starting to hurt due to heavy smoking in the past few days. I kept the fluid in my mouth for at least a minute or two and tried to dilute the fluid with my saliva. After that minute or two I spit the fluid but I don't think I spit all of it. After a while I wash my mouth with water. Assuming that the lady was HIV positive, what would be the risk of such exposure if my irritated mocus membrate at the throat was in contact with the infected fluid?
Avatar f tn His parents both had cancer - mouth/ throat and both due to smoking. His father died from it and thank God his mother was cured. So thats why for the last 20 years I have been hoping he would quit and up until now, I thought he did. Did anyone have a real hard time giving up cigarettes and knew that they needed extra help. If you did get extra help, and were able to quit, how did you do it? He'll try anything but hypnosis.
Avatar f tn 2. Day 7 - got worse Sore throat possibly due drinking and smoking 3. Day 8-14 improved considerably 4. Day 17 - sore throat went bad with swollen lymphs in the throat and neck visited urgent care. I told about my exposure. Doc said no risk asked me to get tested for all the bacterial and viral infection including STDs 5.
Avatar n tn Aside from viral or bacterial infection, throat pain could also be due to throat injury or irritation from low humidity, smoking, air pollution, yelling, or postnasal drip. It can also be due to gastrrointestinal issues like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If it has been one month already, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Direct clinical examination and additional diagnostic tests may need to be done. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? Most cases of sore throat can indeed be due to a viral infection, such as part of flu or colds. With rest and plenty of fluids, this usually subsides within a week. Recurrent sore throat, on the other hand, can be due to allergic reaction, irritation, smoking or from infectious mononucleosisis. Infectious mononucleosis or kissing disease, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It presents with fever, sore throat and fatigue.Check with your doctor for proper evaluation.
Avatar n tn The pain in your throat may be due to an infection. Again, consulting a doctor would help. Relax! You've made the right decision in quitting. I'm sure everything will turn out fine.
Avatar m tn After bouts of acid reflux that I have few now, my throat is very sensitive to exercise, or cold weather. I worked out for years but I can no longer do so due to the tenderness. I have no Insurance...
Avatar m tn The other possibilities are abnormal upper esophageal sphincter function, stress or psychological abnormality causes this sensation due to altered upper esophageal pressure. You may need to undergo A 24hrs gastric pH and urease breath test with endoscopic evaluation which will help to diagnose acid-reflux disease and as well as esophageal pathology. You should stop taking spicy food, vinegar, alcohol, cigarette smoking if present.
Avatar f tn I have been looking at things to help me quit smoking. Smoking aid sites have given me the first feeling of calm I have had all week from the panic of just THINKING about quitting. I buy cheap smokes and my aid can't cost very much more than my habit. I will starve lol I smoke 1 carton-1 1/2 cartons a week for 20-30 dollars Canadian. I do not have many dollars more than 30 a week to help me quit, but to go cold turkey means I will go insane. I am not kidding.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms could be due to tuberculosis and you are being treated for the same. Tuberculosis is not caused due to smoking. It is an infection. Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease.
Avatar m tn The sore throat might have something to do with the lung infection, or it can be due to a infection in the throat, or could be due to smoking, or also could be due to acid reflux from the stomach. So it is hard for me to say. It is up to the doctor to look at your throat or do a culture to see if it is infected. The pain in the stomach may be due the other stomach problem they are giving you the diet for. I 'm not sure. Did you tell the doctor about the pain?
Avatar n tn I hope that you checked with your ENT yesterday about the daily use of nasal washes, possibly followed by a nasal steroid spray. If your sore throat is due to postnasal drip it should go away and stay away with this ongoing treatment. Postnasal drip is drainage from the nose and sinuses dripping down the back of the throat. There could be several reasons for this drainage. One is an allergic reaction to inhaling something.
Avatar f tn I dont have pain when i swallow but i do feel like i have to cough due to the fact that i have a lump in my throat. I also developed a sore on the same place were i have the lump that hasnt heal in over a walk but i didnt pay much attention to it due to the fact that i have acne but when i read throat cancer symptoms that really concerned me.
Avatar m tn The swelling and discomfort could be due to a throat infection. It's unlikely to be due to throat cancer. White patches are common in many throat infections. The sore throat and tonsillitis which your son had may have contributed to it. In response to the infection the body produces soft white debris which collects in the tiny indentations in the tonsils called crypts. Repeated salt water gargles will help. Mix one teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water and gargle.
Avatar m tn Yes there are side affects in quitting smoking. Anger and irritation is one of the most common. This is due to the fact that when people smoke for long periods of time, their body will become used to the fact that smoking can and will release endorphines that create a happy frame of mind. Anger can lead to stress which leads to all sorts of symptoms.
Avatar n tn ( I am pretty seizure-free. But to me personaly, pot intensifies lighting/sound, casues rapid heart rate. Started on kepra meds 1year after smoking pot. Hmm. Hope that's helpful.
Avatar m tn Your symptoms could be due to a post nasal drip, which can cause a chronic irritation in the throat. This could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could be sinusitis, if it is accompanied by nasal stuffiness and facial pain or pressure. Post nasal drip could also be due to allergens. You will need to consult your primary care physician for proper assessment. In the meantime practice good breathing exercises, humidify your room and do steam inhalations.
Avatar f tn The main causes of phlegm in the throat, without cough would include chronic inflammation, either allergy or infection, of the nose and/or sinuses with postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis usually due to smoking cigarettes, asthma and acid reflux from the stomach, often called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The seriousness of the mucus depends on the cause. You will have to work with your doctor to determine the cause and then get the proper treatment for that cause. Good luck.
6194758 tn?1379520087 If you do not have symptoms like trouble breathing or speaking, pain or ringing in ears, difficulty in swallowing etc it seems unlikely to be related to throat cancer. See the concerned specialist and get evaluated at the earliest. Do keep me posted. Take care and regards!
Avatar f tn also I had a poor immune due to frequent throat infections. Caused due to smoking. My life has changed upside down after this uti. At least in my mind.
Avatar f tn His symptoms could be due to a post nasal drip, which can cause a chronic irritation in the throat. This could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could be sinusitis, if it is accompanied by nasal stuffiness and facial pain or pressure. Post nasal drip could also be due to allergens. These are substances like pollen, dust, animal dander, certain foods, insect venoms and certain medications.
Avatar f tn i would go see the dr just to make sure it is nothing serious of course you know they are going to tell you to stop smoking and if you are going to be spraying chemicals in your room for bugs and such make sure that it is properly ventilated for a pretty good amount of time
Avatar n tn This can cause pain along throat, a feeling of something in the throat, phlegm, and pain in mouth/tongue/throat due to the chemical burn caused by acid from the stomach. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes.
Avatar m tn I'm constantly thinking it's throat cancer or something severe but I'm only 20 and I've only been smoking for two years. I'm frequently depressed and have had several panic attacks due to the lump in throat feeling. Any feedback would be much appreciated!
Avatar m tn Early Tuesday morning (the 24th) I noticed that I had a sore throat when I smoked a cigarette on my way to work and I developed a low grade fever while at work. That evening I went to the emergency room and got tested for strep and GC. The sore throat when away by the next day, but came back on Friday the 27th. On Friday I went back to the hospital and they treated me for Gonorrhea of the throat while I waited for my results to come back.
Avatar f tn About a year and a half I started to feel like I somthing in my throat, when I went to the Doc. he said it was from my sinus and I had a lot of drainage in the back of my throat and gave me somthing. It never fully went away but neither did my drainage.
Avatar f tn I have been reading that HPV is linked to throat cancer, so i am EXTREMELY worried and anxious!! I am going to the doctor next week. My questions are.... 1. My GYN told me I was now immune to the strain of HPV i have, even though I may be immune could i still get warts? 2. I thought low risk strains caused warts and high risk strains caused cancer. I had both warts and dysplasia....Is there a strain that can cause both? or do i have 2 strains? 3.
Avatar f tn My throat has been dry and sore for the past 6 days and it hurts to eat and swallow, but also ive been having headaches. I've been drinking along of water and orange juice to see if it will help my throat but it hasnt and i just looked in my mirror and my tonsils had white stuff on them. I gargled with warm salt water but it didnt help at all.
Avatar n tn The likelihood that your symptoms are due to HPV is minimal. If you have HPV in your throat it is likely to be coincidence, not the reason fro your symptoms. 3. HPV does not cause symptoms anywhere. It is not a cytotoxic virus which kill s cells but a virus which invades the cells and causes them to grow abnormally. The viruses that cause symptoms are cytotoxic. Comment. You may have symptoms due to a virus. The likelihood that the virus causing your symptoms, if anything is miniscule.