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Can smoking cause pain in throat?

I m a 20 year old female who has been smoking for years, yesterday my throat hurt on the left side. So, I touched it and noticed that there s a chunk missing. The other side isn t like that. It doesn t feel like it was cut or anything; it just seems like it fell away randomly. Should I be worried?
Tue, 13 Oct 2020
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Hello,

Smoking is related to various effects so far as respiratory tract is concerned as below:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Lung emphysema
- Nodule over voice box
- Pulmonary tuberculosis
- Cancer lung as squamous cell carcinoma
- Others

However sudden pain and loss of tissue are not part of smoking effects. There can be acute congestion of upper respiratory tract responsible for such issue. Measures for better recovery:
- Gargle with salted lukewarm water
- Avoid cold drinks, ice cream
- Anti inflammation medicine
- Stop smoking at present

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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Can smoking cause pain in throat?

Hello, Smoking is related to various effects so far as respiratory tract is concerned as below: - Chronic bronchitis - Lung emphysema - Nodule over voice box - Pulmonary tuberculosis - Cancer lung as squamous cell carcinoma - Others However sudden pain and loss of tissue are not part of smoking effects. There can be acute congestion of upper respiratory tract responsible for such issue. Measures for better recovery: - Gargle with salted lukewarm water - Avoid cold drinks, ice cream - Anti inflammation medicine - Stop smoking at present Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon