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Can wheezing due to smoking ever improve after quitting? I

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Can wheezing due to smoking ever improve after quitting ? I stopped smoking a few weeks ago but my wheeze seems to be just as prominent ???? I am 35 and was a heavy smoker for the pat few years actually like the past 10 years both cigarettes and marijuana which I feel was tainted sprayed marijuana being that it was totally different from what I used to smoke I feel like whatever it was sprayed with has totally cut up my windpipe
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
I am sorry for your symptoms.
The wheezing may persist as you have chronic bronchitis.
The intensity can vary.
It may get less sometimes.
It is good that you have stopped smoking.
Smoking aggravates chronic bronchitis, predisposes to COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.
Regards.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
will my chronic bronchitis and wheezing never go away ? Even after quitting
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
It may go away depending on the degree of inflammation.
You may need treatment with antibiotics if there is an infection.