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is there anything you can take for a cigarette smoke allergy to open your throat and make it stop hurting

sam

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my dad smokes and even though i refuse to go anywhere with him he keeps coming near me after or give something he has held while smoking to me and that is enough to constrict and irritate my throat and chest and make it hard to breath.

i dont take anything for it
 

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I am not aware of anything. I had the same issue growing up with both parents smoking. Sometimes my throat was burning so bad and it was so hard to breathe I thought I might die. And I still get that way just being around the belongings of smokers. I know exactly what you're describing. You could talk to your physician about it, maybe some kind of steroid inhaler might help curb inflammation and make breathing easier.

Sadly, the best thing would be for your father to quit, but I am making an educated guess that he won't do that. I begged my father to quit since I was old enough to speak, and he would yell at me and berate me for it. The smoking hurt me, and I knew that one day it would kill him and rob me of my father. That happened when he died of lung cancer at the age of 59. He refused to even try quitting until the day he got his stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Even several hospitalizations for severe COPD didn't convince him to quit. It was the death sentence of a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis that finally got him to quit. And he quit instantaneously. No patches, no gum, no anything. Just raw fear and anguish. He had about 10 months from that day until he died, and did not smoke a single cigarette after that diagnosis. To add insult to injury, he had no life insurance, had made no final arrangements for burial or anything, and he and my mother had spent the last of their savings on his cancer treatments. I discovered all of this two weeks before he passed away and those last two weeks were a mad rush borrowing money (I took out a $10,000 unsecured loan from my bank) and making funeral arrangements. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. I was going into debt to bury my father, while supporting my wife and five kids on one income with baby number six on the way. I hope and pray your father will read this and reconsider his toxic hobby.

@Linde Dr. Schlei, do you have any thoughts on anything that might help Sam with his throat and chest irritation?
 

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I am not aware of anything. I had the same issue growing up with both parents smoking. Sometimes my throat was burning so bad and it was so hard to breathe I thought I might die. And I still get that way just being around the belongings of smokers. I know exactly what you're describing. You could talk to your physician about it, maybe some kind of steroid inhaler might help curb inflammation and make breathing easier.

Sadly, the best thing would be for your father to quit, but I am making an educated guess that he won't do that. I begged my father to quit since I was old enough to speak, and he would yell at me and berate me for it. The smoking hurt me, and I knew that one day it would kill him and rob me of my father. That happened when he died of lung cancer at the age of 59. He refused to even try quitting until the day he got his stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Even several hospitalizations for severe COPD didn't convince him to quit. It was the death sentence of a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis that finally got him to quit. And he quit instantaneously. No patches, no gum, no anything. Just raw fear and anguish. He had about 10 months from that day until he died, and did not smoke a single cigarette after that diagnosis. To add insult to injury, he had no life insurance, had made no final arrangements for burial or anything, and he and my mother had spent the last of their savings on his cancer treatments. I discovered all of this two weeks before he passed away and those last two weeks were a mad rush borrowing money (I took out a $10,000 unsecured loan from my bank) and making funeral arrangements. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. I was going into debt to bury my father, while supporting my wife and five kids on one income with baby number six on the way. I hope and pray your father will read this and reconsider his toxic hobby.

@Linde Dr. Schlei, do you have any thoughts on anything that might help Sam with his throat and chest irritation?
thats interesting, my mum is asthmatic and uses a steroid inhailer. she also used to smoke but quit when i was a kid and they both used to smoke in the house.
 

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I think the only one who can help here is either an allergist, or a respiratory specialist (nose, throat and ear doc). Some old house wife remedy is eating pineapple, or drinking pineapple juice.
You can try this and see if it helps. Warm water with honey and some lemon could also help.

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Sam, Your doctor may prescribe asthma medication that can help with that. It sure helped me.
 

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Sounds more asthmatic than allergic so an inhaler would probably be needed. Prescription in the US, not sure about elsewhere.
Yes, best thing is if he quit.
 

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Go see an allergist,I am also allergic to cigarette smoke since the age of 7.I was prescribed medication for it and it has helped
 

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Sounds more asthmatic than allergic so an inhaler would probably be needed. Prescription in the US, not sure about elsewhere.
Yes, best thing is if he quit.

just thought i would let you know, i brought it up to my doctor during a medication review (morphine) and he agrees it is more likely to be athsma and i am getting some inhailers to try. there are also some other symptoms i put down to cerebral palsy that might be athsma. hopefully this helps
 

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just thought i would let you know, i brought it up to my doctor during a medication review (morphine) and he agrees it is more likely to be athsma and i am getting some inhailers to try. there are also some other symptoms i put down to cerebral palsy that might be athsma. hopefully this helps
Hope they help!
 
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