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 How do i get my parents to stop smoking?
I am a softball pitcher and im reallllyyy good..and i want to go to college but my mom smokes(my dad stopped) and im wondering if the smoke will affect me and i wont be able to play in college...and ...


 My husband snores so much I can't sleep with him... it's kind of a problem.?
he might have sleep apnia..not sure. he wears these nasal stip things that are supposed to work for snoring, but he still snores. Anyone know what we can do?...


 Is it more unhealthy to smoke weed in a car?
A few friends and I were smoking in the car and we would open the windows about every 40 minutes. Is there more of a danger of carbon monoxide poisoning in a car than in a room or outside?...


 collapsed lung??? i'm so worried please help?
My boyfriend has trouble with walking every time he breaths in and out it hurts so much he can hardly bare it, and some times he has a cough with it, he feels like some things tight around his lung ...


 Should I tell a "smoker" who is having a hard time breathing that he did it to himself?
He's 56 and has a hard time breathing and walking over a hundred feet. He was warned over the last 40 years. Should I say "I told you so"?...


 I've tried holding my breath, chugging water, even breathing into a paper bag. How do I stop them?
What's the best way to stop the hiccups?...


 What will happen if I inhaled a small plastic resin bead?
Will the body break this down? I might have done this a few months ago, and since then, I have know symptoms or breathing problems....


 why do you smoke.......?

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why is it when we stop we wish we hadnt, but when we start again we wish we hadnt ......


 Does anyone know how to deal with asthma?
i had a severe asthma attack yesterday on the bus and i was wondering if anyone here knew any good tips to help me keep my asthma under control....


 Does smoking cigarettes make you look cool?
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 a question about the 1st of july smoking law!?
right i am not sure if i really understand this. i am a 16 year old girl smoker. from the 1st of july i can't smoke indoors anywhere but i can outside. is that correct? thnax in advance!!!...


 Is smoking good for you?
I am sick of hearing that smoking is bad for you, but is there anyway that smoking is good for you. Like can it make you taller, or is it good for your brain, anything?...


 Are you a smoker..............?
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 ive stopped smoking and feel real ill?
i stopped smoking a week ago and i feel teribble my throat hurts and is making my asthma bad ,i felt great before i stopped why is this happening to me?...


 do you breathe when you pass-out?
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 My nose is itchy. I'm sneezing like crazy, but I don't have a fever. May be allergies but not sure. what to do
My nose is incredibly itchy like I have to sneeze every few seconds, and I am sneezing every minute. I thought I was just allergic to my desk at work but I'm home now and still suffering. Any ...


 I like to fill-up my ashtray and then throw all of my butts in the street at once.?
Doesn't that make it easier for them to clean? I especially love littering on roads where some company says that they will keep the road clean....


 My Friends Smoke! Should I smoke?
well i just moved and made some new friends and there all smokers and every time we hang out they all smoke. so i don't no if i should start smoking or not, they say its not bad just to try one. ...


 i have a pressure on my left side of my chest and im only 14 years old and i have chest pains?
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 how come I can't quit smoking? any suggestions? I'm at wits end?
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procrastinator
Best answer gets 10 points. Please help?
Either my nose or my lungs ( I can't really tell which) is producing alot of mucus recently... I keep swallowing my mucus and it makes me hard to breathe sometimes. What is wrong with me? Can it be bronchitis? Or rhinitis? Please help me... Best answer gets 10 points!
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I'm no smoker and I NEVER SMOKE
                      









Amish Rebel
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Blow your nose!


╣emo ducky ♥ Dimitri Belikov╠
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Strep throat.
I had this last year.
Boil a pot of water and breath in the steam. It'll help a little more if you add some honey and lemon juice/oils


lovj
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bronchitis


Go Blue
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a cold


A.C.
It could be bronchitis, or rhinitis, but most likely youre just getting a cold and your sinuses are draining into your throat. It happens to me a lot, and makes it hard to breath, and you cough a lot of it up. You will probably get a scratchy throat. If it persists REALLY bad, see a doctor, but if its just starting, take some cold medicine and see what happens. :) If its yellow or green you defanately have sinus drainage, if its white, youre not that sick.


Go to the doctor. That is the ONLY way you will find out for sure what the problem is. Everyone on yahoo can guess all day about what they THINK it is, but if you go to the doctor you'll find out for sure.


kissybertha
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you have a sinus infection and it has probably settled into your chest giving you an upper respiratory infection, you need antibiotics and a chest decongestant along with a cough medicine because when the mucus breaks up you will be coughing it up a lot.


aji
Oh, i had a similar experience when i had cold, serious one. My ears and nose hurt real bad(since they're connected, it really was painful) if that wasn't enough, my throat was producing a lot~ of mucus and because my throat was still sore, it hurt me whenever i swallowed(I tried to spit it out but that didn't work) And i mean, it was very~~ thick too. Try seeing your doctor, they should give you a medicine or prescription of something. My doctor recommended taking some medicine. it didn't work right away but it did work after a while. ^^ good luck! -Mucus is produced to prevent dirt from getting inside through your nose. But i don't think it's a serious problem. If you want to solve it fast, contact your doctor!


jamesemt911
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It definitely sounds like an upper respiratory infection, bronchitis or just a chest cold. The best thing to do, is rest and lots of clear fluids (water, ginger ale, juice). Also, stay out of the cold. Cold temps may cause breathing to be more difficult.

To best determine if it is an infection or just a cold is the color of the mucus. If it's yellow, or florescent green, it's an infection. There may be a strong taste to it also if it's an infection. In that case, you'll need anti biotics to aid in fighting the infection.


Pearl N
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There was just a short program on ABC in regards to acid reflux being the cause of constantly sniffing make mucus. Look on the ABC new site and see if you can find it, it was just this week. Also are you coughing at all, do your lungs hurt and have you just gotten over a cold all of these things could also cause this. But if you have heart burn check out the ABC medical news on acid reflux, it was quite interesting and make think of my son who also sniffs all the time. Good luck to you, and pleas see a Dr.


mkandfa4rever
It could also be coming from your sinuses. You need to see a doctor to figure out what is going on. The best kind would be an ENT doctor. i have that but it is my asthma


FireBug
From your question, it sounds like rhinitis. I would try a saline nasal spray and a humidifier. If that doesn't work, then I would go to the doctor. Try not to swallow it, hack it up and look at it. If it is colored and hard, that's an infection and you need the doctor. If it is clear and soft, then it is just excess mucus. Try the saline and humidifier first and go from there. Good luck.


wcampanile
This just ran through our house. (8 of us) Obviously you should call the Dr. right away, however, a Nebulizer really helped everyone breathe again, along with a cough suppresent. The mucus will collect in your lungs and give you an asthma like condition that seems easily treated with the Nebulizer. (albuterol) The mucus will still need to be addressed through other means. The over the counter stuff worked well here, but we were also supervised by the Dr. It sound like the RSV that went through our house. This can be detrimental to children and seniors..stay away..in adults it's more like a common cold. Once you have it, you most likely will not get the same type of RSV again, though, there are like hundreds of types. A cool mist humidifier was also suggested by our doc. Call the Dr. Feel Better


maggie
It almost sounds like bronchitis. I have chronic bronchitis myself. Do you cough a lot as well? And does your chest hurt when you breath deeply? If not it could be a sinus infection... Those as well can produce a lot of mucuses. Good luck and feel better.


jimmymae2000
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Color may be a clue, is it clear, green or yellow. Sinus infection is probably the most common cause. If it's an allergy, ask your pharmacist for recommendation.


Lillian
It could be a really bad post nasal drip, but it could also be more serious. Call you doctor, and if they think it's just a post nasal drip than you just have to wait it out. However, if time passes and it hasn't left call a herbal doctor kind of person, they can give you some kind of tea to drink that helps with thick mucus (I know this because my friends dad had this).


laurel g
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Aside from the other answers you received, you may have asthma that causes mucous that you cough up. If you have asthma, you can get relief by using certain meds that you breath through a small machine.......or a large machine that the hospital has. I do what you do, and I take Advair, combivent, and use the respirator with Albuterol. Be sure to spit out any mucous that you cough up. It will help to alleviate your coughing. You do need to have this tended to by seeing a doctor. There are free clinics, your Public Health Dept, nurses at school (who may direct you to the proper place/best place for you to go to be evaluated). If you do not take care of this, and it IS asthma, you may find yourself coughing and unable to breath............when THAT happens, you could die, with no medication, and no one knowing what is going on with your body. Please, the meds work so well, and they keep me going!


jeanniemalinda
It could also be coming from your sinuses. You need to see a doctor to figure out what is going on. The best kind would be an ENT doctor. Good Luck.


ny_lover *:)<3
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it's ur nose...i get that sometimes. if u think it's serious go 2 the doctor :]


TeriR
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You know what? This kind of question needs to be answered by a doctor who can examine you in person. Nobody can answer this via the Internet. Get to a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.


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