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Suggest remedy for pain in chest post quitting smoking

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Dr. Shashi Dangwal


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Posted on Sat, 9 Aug 2014 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: i was smoking for 9 years and i already quit smoking since 2 years as i hate smoking and i hate to smell any smoke
but when i accidentally smell any tar, smoke, nicotine or burn or any other smoke i feel heat and little pain in my upper left lung or bronchi, i don't know ...that feeling will go after 1 to 3 hour and i feel ok.... there is no cough , no tears, no septum, i don't want to go to doctor and i hope i will get an honest and good answer from you also i need to know what medicine if needed so i can buy it from pharmacy here
i hope everything will be ok
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You could be having allergy.

Detailed Answer:


Since you have smoked in the past, your airways may have become sensitive as smoking brings about permanent change in the walls of the airways. Beside this, you could also be having allergy which again makes the airways sensitive. These are the reason which may be making you uncomfortable in and around any kinds of smoke, fumes or strong smells.

Since your symptoms do not appear to be troublesome, you do not need any treatment at present. However try taking montair lc tablet for some time. If in any smoky or dusty atmosphere, if discomfort is too much, take levolin inhaler which will relieve your symptoms. Some deep breathing exercises will also help. Avoid dust and smoke as much as possible.

Hope this answers your query. If any questions, will be happy to help.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
Follow up: Dr. Shashi Dangwal 10 hours later
thank you so much Dr XXXXXXX
1) so there is nothing to be afraid of right?

2) about medication ..i will not take anything right now, as i hope everything will be ok as it is just an allergy

3) what you think about ANTIHISTAMINE tablets to take them for 10 days that will help or i just can ignore it?


Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Take inhalers SOS and montair lc for 4 to 6 weeks.

Detailed Answer:

Since your symptoms are there in only particular situations, you need to take inhalers only during those situations.

Take montair lc for 4 to 6 weeks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Shashi Dangwal 1 hour later
thank you doctor

so now the conclusion is that this situation is only just allergy and it will not get worsen in the future . no matter i take inhalers or not
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Allergy cannot be cured, it can only be controlled

Detailed Answer:

No that`s not the right presumption of my answer. Allergy can also damage the airways and can come up again and again in any severity.

As of now your symptoms do not warrant more treatment than that I have mentioned but allergy cannot be eradicated, it can only be controlled.

You will have to handle the situation as it comes.

Ofcourse, you have to avoid smoking to avoid any further damage to your lungs.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

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