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Trying to quit smoking, suffering from a hoarse voice since quitting. Should I see a specialist?

Hello Mr.XXXXX I am 22 years old and I have been smoking for 5 years and quitted it on 8th Jan 2013 since that time i ve smoked 2 cigarettes in different days but im still fighting with it and im still positive that i will get rid of it. But i have a hoarse voice since i ve quitted smoking. Is it normal or should i see any specialist ?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Welcome to Health care magic and thanks for writing to us.

Congratulations on quitting smoking !!!!

Hoarseness of voice can be seen after quitting of smoking. Did You have cough after quitting smoking, if there was cough, hoarseness can be due to that.
Or hoarseness can be due to dryness of throat, If thats the case please drink a lot of water and hydrate yourself, it should surely relieve your symptoms.

You can also take salt water gargling to relieve any inflammation present.

you could feel the hoarseness around a month or so.
If symptoms persists please do consult a Physician/ Otorhinolaryngologist.

Please try to avoid people who smoke as it can trigger of your tendency to start smoking again, and indulge yourself in hobbies, go for long walks, play with your pet, or read a book or watch television.

Keep your self busy and try to ignore all the symptoms and tendency to restart smoking.

Hope this answer has helped you.

Thank you

Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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