Throat problems after quitting smoking

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Avatar f tn Well anyways im getting a bad cough and its causing a sore throat. I read online that this is caused by quitting smoking cause ur body is healing and what not. Well just curious if any other former smokers went through this and how long it lasted. Does cough med help in this situation? I cant sleep its so bad. Coughing up phlegm every few minutes its soo annoying especially since i just got over a cold... I only have 4 wks left til my c section and just want to feel better by then.
Avatar m tn I used to smoke half a pack of menthol cigarettes and at least one pack of regular or light cigarettes a day, but when I tried to stop smoking the menthols, after a few days my throat got terribly raw and hoarse for almost two weeks, before finally getting better. Menthols still feel so good on my occasionally sore throat, that I oftentimes will buy a pack to sooth myself; even though I know I probably shouldnt.
Avatar m tn May just be sore from healing after quitting smoking and was very sensitve when he started smoking again.
Avatar n tn after quitting smoking, does quitting lead to frequent throat and nose bleeds? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/227377'>Sore throat and bleeding nose</a>.
Avatar n tn However, about two days after I thought I was completely over it, I started coughing up phlegm and my throat was raw and dry. I have a really nasty sounding cough that sounds phlegm-y and hurts a lot. I was wondering if this is a common adverse effect of quitting smoking? And if that is what it is, what can I do to deal with it? I've been drinking tons of water and started and exercise program but it doesn't seem to be helping.
Avatar m tn After six years of smoking regularly about three to four packs a week, I finally put my foot down this year and said that I'm going to quit. I'm 25 years old, and I threw away all my lighters, cigarettes and any desire to go buy any. I've been smoke-free for two weeks and the quitting process is coming along successfully. Here's my issue. It's been a few months since I've hit the gym. Along with quitting smoking, I'm trying to get in real good shape.
Avatar f tn A wide range of processes (including rhinits and reflux) can lead to increased mucus production. Quitting smoking is always a good idea. It may help your symptoms and will definitely decrease exposure to carcinogens.
Avatar n tn I do know that early on after quitting, the mucous glands are in overdrive; smoking shuts the mucous production down, so after stopping the person sometimes has a productive cough for weeks until things settle back to normal. I don't know the value of the things you mentioned-- others?
Avatar m tn im 22 years old and was smoking for bout 9 years i hav now quit bout 3 months ago however when i lay awake at nitght or exercise i hav trouble breathing is this normal after quitting or hav i damaged my lungs 2 a point of no return
Avatar n tn I have heard from several people that after quitting smoking they feel worse than when they smoked. What I was told is that they have trouble breathing a few months after, and upon exersion is even worse. Also you catch every virus that comes along. Is this true, and if so, will vitamins help this problem, such as, zinc, Vitamins c, b, e, and cod liver oil? I am more worried about the illnesses after quitting than I am about actually quitting!
Avatar n tn I cut down smoking in march haven't bought a pack since then cut down to one cig a day ( with vape) however I was up to two packs a day in the last 1 1/2 years but it used to not be that bad my throught hurts a little bit but I also have dry mouth and I smoke a vape which I believe might put some tension on my throat. I haven't had a cig in a month and I'm going to get off the vape.
Avatar m tn Now i am in 8th week after quit smoking. Now days i have throat pain while swallow and rarely phlegm coming out (no cough). Along with that slight cold (but not continuous). There is slight body pain from on yesterday. Before i used to breath through mouth. But from on last couple of weeks i trying to practice to breath through nose. Yesterday i found some while particle on palatine tonsil.
Avatar f tn I also recommend figuring out what makes you crave the most. for me, I have to have a cig not to long after waking up, and after eating. I personally believe if I can break those 2 habits first, then I could probably quit. I smoked all the way through with my first. he ended up coming 5 weeks early and the dr who delievered him kept trying to blame it on me smoking. im sure that helped but wasn't the only reason.
Avatar f tn Congratulations on quitting smoking! One of the biggest issues with smoking during pregnancy is low birth weight babies. You've stopped at a time when babies really start picking up their weight. That occurs over the last several weeks, so you are giving your baby a good chance of picking up weight and being born at a more healthy weight.
Avatar m tn When I consult my doctor he told me nothing to worry and there is no symptoms of cancer and he given some tablets and he told me that after quitting smoking the irritation is continuing . Even now I am facing the problem of throat irritation and lower neck tightness. I am not facing any problem in swallowing, weight loss etc... Totally I am fearing of cancer. It may be pshycological .
Avatar n tn Posted By ellen on August 05, 1999 at 14:29:34 I've been a pack-a-day smoker for the last 13 years (i'm now 30). I've always been in pretty good health, although I do occasionally have anxiety attacks. I've attempted quitting smoking a few times and always go back, however, I have cut down to two cigarettes a day in the last week.
Avatar n tn It is common for a person to cough more for a while after quitting smoking, than he/she was while smoking and this may go on for several months or more. So don’t let this discourage you. You have made an excellent decision to quit smoking – please stick with it. Your nose, eye and voice symptoms are nothing to be worried about. That is, you haven’t hurt yourself.
Avatar n tn if thats the case YES is effects your cells in the throat and also the cervix of females.... iwould suggest quitting..
Avatar m tn I developed sinus problems about 4-6 weeks after quitting - really runny nose and sneezing. I then experienced a nose bleed and a lot of itchy/dry congestion. After two nose bleeds and some yellow mucus, I went to the doctor and was told that it was just allergies and that I needed Flonase. I've never had allergy problems, so I believe now after reading this thread that it is directly related to quitting. I think it will go away over time...stay strong!
Avatar n tn However, about two days after I thought I was completely over it, I started coughing up phlegm and my throat was raw and dry. I have a really nasty sounding cough that sounds phlegm-y and hurts a lot. I was wondering if this is a common adverse effect of quitting smoking? And if that is what it is, what can I do to deal with it? I've been drinking tons of water and started and exercise program but it doesn't seem to be helping.