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Dry cough and throat pain with smoking habit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi, i am a above average smoker
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have been smoking from past 4 years
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but suddenly my throat started getting pain with some dry cough
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide your Age, Gender, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight
User :   25 male professional (manager sales&marketing for a 5 star hotel)
User :   hight is 6.2inches 83 kgs is weight
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can it be one of the reason to get dry cough and throat pain'
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Smoking irritates the inner lining of the nose and mouth as well as the throat and cause sough
User :   tell me an immediate precaution
User :   i cant quit smoking suddenly
User :   i can do it gradually
Doctor :   Try to gargle with warm salt water twice or thrice a day
Doctor :   Try to take warm water with lemon and honey as it soothes the srea
Doctor :   Also, avoid oily and spicy foods, cold weather, dust and pollution
User :   this habit can cause for throat cancer
Doctor :   Try to restrict your smoking to 2-3 cigarettes per day.
Doctor :   In a long term, if people have the predisposition to cancer, there is a strong possibility
User :   what is predisposition
Doctor :   Predisposition is having the tendency to form cancers in the body, that
Doctor :   is generally seen in people with family memners having cancers
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