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Monday, July 25, 2016
Smoking and Tobacco
Smoking/coughing and throat damage
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.
A month is too long to have this irritation last. Please see your doctor. Also, your body is speaking to you. Please listen.
Rob Crane, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University