I have a horrible, loud and embarrassing cough and often make whorrking sounds in attempts of bringing up some flem, which doesn't work due to the face the through is soo dry...what does one do? this is getting a little ridiculous, and embarrassing to say the least - help, please?
I have to agree with some of the answers above...
Try taking a break from smoking for just a month...cleanse the throat by gargling salt water 2-3x a day to clear up any bacteria there...
hot tea with lemon & honey helps wonders on a sore throat as well!
I used to smoke til I felt that irritating burning sensation in my throat...stress does that to ya...but yeah ever since I quit back in November 2009.. i feel much better...I think i may have had maybe 1-2 like after a period of 6 months...that's right...and i havent had one since.
I am not saying you have to quit or not...i am just giving you some of my personal advice as to stopping that horrible feeling you are getting!
good luck hun!
you have something called, smokers cough. it sounds that you have destroyed your trachea. the coughing is a reflex that its trying to get mucus out of your throat. theres no way to fix it, unless we had stem cells available. but we dont no wildly at least. but this happens to many smokers. hints the name smokers cough. my brother and sister both have it, or are very close to having it.
Hmmm Matty, not everyone who smokes end up having throat or any sort of smoke related cancers. Thou smoke related cancers are the most preventable diseases. Not a smoker myself, so cannot really give you factual info, but maybe reduce the smoking. If your throats is irritating, it's telling you to "hey mate, please look after me, I need you to inhale fresh air for me dude".
The best way to heal your throat is to quit smoking. At the very least, give yourself a month break to heal the throat. It won't get any better if you continue to smoke.
Here are some ideas to help the healing along:
* suck on cough drops or throat lozenges
* drink hot tea with honey
* gargle with salt water
* drink peppermint tea
you didnt destroy the trachea completely. i shouldve put this b4 some gets made at that commment. u destroyed the cilia in your trachea. cilia in your trachea helps move the mucus out of your trachea. since smoking destroys the cilia your body need to get rid of that mucus. hence the coughing, and it being called smokers cough.
the easiest cure would be to stop and hope, pray that the cancer hasnt already infected your body. if you cant do that and believe me i know how hard it is then just gargle salt water a few times a day or dissolvable paracetamol.
The only way is to stop smoking. The cells that line your trachea change when you smoke. They start to secrete mucous, in order to try to protect against the smoke. It will stay like that until you stop.
oh i know.. my mates uncle was a diabetic, drank a bottle of scotch evey nite and smoked 40 fags a day and lived to 93. think it was 92, hm ill have to ask him
hot lemonade with honey in it will do the trick on any sore throat. mint or peppermint tea will work wonders.