advertisement
Question
Posted by: Kim Sinclair | 2010-11-01

STOPPED SMOKING, NOW POST NASAL DRIP

I stopped smoking 21 days ago, after 25 years as an extremly heavy smoker, past two years I was on + 200 smokes a week, and am happy to say that my state of mind is great, and I have lost the desire t ever smoke again, however I am having problems with post nasal drip. Is this normal as I have a sore throst all the time.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Hallo Kim
It may be normal and will probably go away. Smoking paralyses the small "cilia" in the airways (it looks like microscopic hair, and with a sweeping motion moves phlegm out of the airways) When you stop smoking, they suddenly start working again, causing a phlegmy cough and post nasal drip. Try rinsing your nose with salt water (you can buy ready made at Clicks or make your own at home - 1 cup of water with 1/2 teaspoon salt) You can also use something like Allergex to reduce the phlegm
Dr Bets

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-11-01

Hallo Kim
It may be normal and will probably go away. Smoking paralyses the small "cilia" in the airways (it looks like microscopic hair, and with a sweeping motion moves phlegm out of the airways) When you stop smoking, they suddenly start working again, causing a phlegmy cough and post nasal drip. Try rinsing your nose with salt water (you can buy ready made at Clicks or make your own at home - 1 cup of water with 1/2 teaspoon salt) You can also use something like Allergex to reduce the phlegm
Dr Bets

Reply to Cyberdoc

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement