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alcohol and a sore throat

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
GERD: You likely had some severe reflux regurgitation of acid on top of chronic acid reflux... Should start some anti-reflux meds and be seen by an ENT if i ... Read More
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Throat still sore?: If your throat is still sore 4 weeks later, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. I am not sure why drinking caused it, although with very hea ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Potentially: Particularly if drinking "high-test" stuff--like >90 proof (>45% ethanol). Everclear (190 proof) absolutely does this, and can even cause pain in mout ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes: Alcohol can irritate the throat - especially if you are drinking a high proof without another beverage mixed in.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
It doesn't: I'm not aware of any connection.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Washburn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Irritant: 1) alcohol can be irritating to oral and pharyngeal tissues; 2) alcohol can induce acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus and throat causing ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore Throat: Hello, this is a difficult question to answer with such limited information. A sore throat can come from a reaction to the alcohol, the alcohol itself ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
64 years experience Endocrinology
YES INDEED: No alcohol or smoking please.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Reflux likely: You are having reflux symptoms, not uncommon after alcohol drinking.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Two things: 1: Stop the alcohol for now. 2: Please have your Primary doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. Should turn out OK - please let me ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Drug interactions: There should not be a problem with these lozenges and citalopram, but the best way in which to check this and be reasonably sure is to ask your pharma ... Read More
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