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Bari Laubser

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How does smoking affect nasal mucus?
« on: 07/02/2009 11:30:02 »
Bari Laubser  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Dear Dr.Smith

I was wondering if you could please help with my question?

"When I smoke a cigarette or hubbly my nose seems to get irritated, and the following day I would have alot of nasal mucus in my nose. The tip of my nose has also become very sensitive and recently I noticed blood in the nasal mucus".

I know I shouldn't be smoking but if you could please help with my question I would really appreciate it?

Regards

BMC Laubser

P.S. I love your show on Cape Talk. I try not to miss.

What do you think?


 

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How does smoking affect nasal mucus?
« Reply #1 on: 07/02/2009 12:35:27 »
Smoke irritates and inflames the mucous membrane, hence the extra mucous production and bleeding.
These same processes are going on in your lungs and increase your risk of developing bronchitis,
 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, (and mouth/throat/lung cancer).
 

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