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Symptoms of Smokers cough

Symptoms of Smokers cough: Introduction

There are generally two types of cough that occur due to smoking. The first type occurs when the body coughs in reaction to inhaled toxins and lung irritants. This type of cough is generally dry and stops shortly after the smoke has been cleared out of the lungs.

Prolonged or long-term smoking results in an ongoing, chronic smoker's cough. A smoker's cough is generally a wet cough that is productive of phlegm, which can be clear, white, yellow-green or blood tinged. Yellow-green phlegm may indicate a infection of the lungs that has occurred as a complications of long-term smoking. These include acute bronchitis or pneumonia.

Symptoms that can occur in conjunction with a smoker's cough include shortness of breath and chest pain, wheezing (a whistling sound made with breathing) and crackles (a crackling or bubbling sound made with breathing). Unless a person who smokes stops smoking, these symptoms and the smoker's cough tend to get progressively worse over time.

If smoker's cough is due to or accompanies severe chronic bronchitis, additional symptoms can include a change in alertness or mental status, fatigue, weakness, confusion, anxiety, dizziness, and pallor or cyanosis (blue tinged coloring of the skin, especially around the mouth in the extremities). Complications of chronic bronchitis can be life- threatening and include pneumonia, heart disease, respiratory failure, and hypertension....more about Smokers cough »

Symptoms of Smokers cough

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Smokers cough includes the 4 symptoms listed below:

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Smokers cough: Complications

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  • Onset of cancers of the respiratory tract
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