Allergic to cigarette: could it be and what to do to smokers?
Hello, dear smokers! This article is designed specifically for you, and she will talk about such an unpleasant disease, like allergic to cigarettes. Think you know about the dangers of Smoking all? But, no!
What is intolerance? Why and from whom it can develop? I wonder whether you know the answers? Then read carefully, as they lie in the article.
Overview — what is intolerance?
Could it be the cigarette allergic? In our days it makes itself known more often. Authentic reason for this disorder is not yet found but it is already known that allergies are the worst react to smoke natural tobacco.
Unlike other allergies, cigarette able to masquerade as the common cold or smoker’s cough.
The saddest thing is that the intolerance of cigarettes may occur not only held adult-smoker, but the baby and even infant.
Why? Just kids are forced to breathe harmful smoke as special places for smokers in our country are almost there, why they enjoy their habit anywhere: in parks, in restaurants, on playgrounds, etc.
Some young irresponsible mom smoke while breast feeding because of what nicotine can freely penetrate the body of their kids.
Common complication of cigarette hypersensitivity is asthma. The distinction between allergic cough and this disease is very slim.
If you do not recognize an Allergy in time and to take measures to eliminate, you can easily obtain the above and other complications. To detect hypersensitivity will help specific symptoms.
Signs of intolerance of cigarette
- strong cough, not bringing relief;
- the pain and tickling in the larynx, bronchus (in chest area);
- osiplosti, Chiprovtsi voice;
- shortness of breath, feeling pressure on the chest;
- nasal congestion, sneezing, discharge in the form of clear mucus in abundant quantity;
- eye irritation, conjunctivitis, redness;
- itching and red spots as in the photo;
- swelling of the skin on those parts of the body that are in contact with the tobacco or smoke.
Now you know how to manifest intolerance to cigarette smoke. This stimulus at the time of Smoking is in contact not only with light but also with the oral cavity, skin, eyes, mucous membranes.
Therefore, harm is not only the respiratory system but also the skin, mucous membranes, eyes.
Some people think that menthol cigarettes are safer. They smell really pleasant, and the effects on the body, unfortunately, is no different from ordinary cigarettes.
Allergic to tobacco smoke, in this case, can be supplemented with cross-reaction to the menthol. What components of the smoke cause a negative reaction, known as their more than four thousand. Almost every component of the threat.
Sometimes intolerance of cigarettes is expressed not only facilitated the above symptoms, but more serious:
- swelling Kwinke;
- shock (anaphylactic).
In most cases there is a gradual increase of symptoms. Therefore, if after a cigarette you get a little faint, think about it, maybe you have allergies? Refer to a specialist. He is using medical research make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment.
Intolerance electronic cigarettes
Smokers find it difficult to abandon unwanted habits, even if she was the cause of the hypersensitivity.
Often, instead of to abandon the allergen-irritant, smokers begin to look for, what to replace it with and choose electronic cigarette. What do you think, can the intolerance to occur to electronic cigarettes?
I upset you a positive answer. Allergies often react to the liquid modern artificial cigarettes. In its composition contains:
- propylene glycol;
- artificial flavors.
The first two components are rarely harmful to people with allergies, but synthetic aromatic additives cause a terrible allergic seizures. If the above illness, then treat it, not looking for a replacement of harmful cigarettes.
Antiallergic therapy for smokers
Acute symptoms can be alleviated by using an antihistamine medicines. Choose the drugs of the 1st generation, as they have a minimum of contraindications and side effects. This treatment will help to stop the allergic attack. Therefore, the symptoms are also eliminated.
For allergies appointed by such drugs: Levocetirizine, Desloratadine, Hifenadin.
Older medications such as loratadine and Suprastin too, but they have side effects.
The most effective method for anti-allergic therapy is the rejection of the stimulus (cigarettes in this case).
In addition, the need to strengthen the immune system, which, fainting, abnormally begins to react to different substances, and provokes intolerance.
To accelerate the process of cleansing the body from tobacco products will help folk remedies, decoctions of herbs:
Herbal decoction can be wiped with an allergic rash, so it will heal faster and disappear.
They are prepared thus: a tablespoon of herbs (any), pour a glass of boiling water, and then boil for a few minutes and to insist without heat to cool down. The strained decoction should be drunk in small doses throughout the day.
That’s all the information about the cigarette intolerances, which I would like to introduce you. Now you know that artificial electronic cigarettes are not less dangerous than ordinary. Remember, smoke on the street, you have harmed not only themselves but also others.
It is better to refrain from bad habits, even if you are not allergic to wheat.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)