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Smoking/coughing and throat damage

04/25/2008

Question:

Hi, I used to smoke a lot of marijuana when I was younger. I don`t really smoke much anymore with the exception of occasions when with friends. About a month ago, I was smoking with friends and inhaled too much. I felt a coughing fit coming on , so I held it in. As a result, I feel like I damaged the inside of my larynx. It has been hurting ever since. It is mostly when I swallow and also when I sing. Could this be serious? Any ideas on what I might have done? Please advise.

Answer:

A month is too long to have this irritation last. Please see your doctor. Also, your body is speaking to you. Please listen.

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Response by:

Rob  Crane, MD Rob Crane, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University