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Nicotine addiction and complications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   r u there
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   is drinking of hookah( cause ant problem to throat or dryness in the bottom of the throat creating sputum
Doctor :   Yes
User :   waht else can it harm
User :   last 2 month i am facing a dry throat
Doctor :   Are you drinking it or eating it?
User :   i take hukka
User :   that isa sort of smoking
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Dry cough, throat pain, dental problems etc are common problems
User :   i feel like something is stick to my throat and i consume more water to remove it but no effect
User :   and can it also be cause of itching in the ear ?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   It may direcly not cause the itching in the ear
Doctor :   But yes the smoke can reduce the cleaning mechanism in the ear
Doctor :   and thus can reduce the protective mechanism it naturally has
Doctor :   thus itching is one of the symptoms
User :   what do u suggest
User :   should i stop taking hukka completely ?
User :   or ?
Doctor :   If you stop it completely then you may have few withdrawal effects
Doctor :   hence I suggest you to reduce it gradually
User :   effect such as ?
Doctor :   say if you take 5 per day, then you have to reduce to 3 per day and over a period of some time
User :   i do't inhale ciggrate
User :   its a hukka
User :   with various flavour
Doctor :   Yes
User :   say apple, orange, pan,
Doctor :   Taking hukka as I said is not serious
User :   and i do this activity only for 10 min in 2 days
Doctor :   but these problem say that
Doctor :   you are allergic to it
User :   not at all
User :   i feel no discomfort while taking it
User :   but yes a i am getting addicted which i think is serios problem
Doctor :   Addiction is the problem for many
User :   first i use to take twice a week
Doctor :   hence the doctor suggest not to take it
User :   but but now it is such that i take daily
User :   with my friends
User :   i only want to know can this hukka be a problem for my ear
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   It can be a problem like dry ear
User :   or any such part of the body
Doctor :   increased accumualtion of wax
Doctor :   It can irritate the bronchus
Doctor :   lungs
Doctor :   Throat infections frequently
Doctor :   Dental problems
Doctor :   Losss of taste
Doctor :   and smell sometimes
User :   so u suggest to quit
User :   but gradually
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I suggest you to quit gradually
Doctor :   but the way any smoke is bad
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   as it has CO2 and CO

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