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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not sure.: What are your symptoms? Do you get sick - rash / GI upset - when you drink? Do you get intoxicated too quickly? Different races and sexes metaboli ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Some steps: I believe you are talking about the condition when some people are lacking the enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde. Of course, avoiding alcohol is a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Genetic condition: Common signs and symptoms of alcohol intolerance are nasal congestion and skin flushing when consuming alcohol. It is due to a genetic condition that ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Young asian women: Allergy to alcohol is likely nonexistent as the molecule is very small and there are many "alcohols" naturally occuring in the body. Sensitivity to a ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not candida: Candida or other yeast or fungal infections do not cause alcohol intolerance. Alcohol induced flushing, lightheadedness, and other symptoms are especi ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Wine is made from grapes which are a source of frutose. Once the fructose is fermented it turns into alcohol. Most alcohols come from sugar and once ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Zieve's syndrome: Although quite a rare illness, there is something called Zieve's syndrome, wherein alcohol consumption can lead to hemolysis. The mechanism of hemolys ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Alcohol: Are you drinking it?
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerald Ratner
50 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Alcohol can impact the skin glands.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Dretler
42 years experience in Infectious Disease
Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffei ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience in Dentistry
Either: Both types of mouthwash are going to have agents in them that will kill bacteria that tend to cause bad breath. If you are aware of halitosis, be sur ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis C is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it does not.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Alcohol free wine: Many problems of the liver are due directly to alcohol. Alcohol free wine would protect one from alcohol damage, unless alcohol is consumed in some o ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: there are no interactions. In general, you are better off using smaller amounts of sugar than using aspartame or sucralose, which actually metabolica ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: Many foods (like caffeine, citrus, tomatoes and spicy foods) can irritate the bladder and alcohol is high on the list of foods that commonly irritate ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Drescher
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Time: Once the alcohol is in the body, other than a trip to the er, there is nothing one can do except wait for the liver to slowly detoxify the blood.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Probably Not: There is no conclusive evidence that alcohol consumption increases the risk of or control of glaucoma. In fact, it may be suggested that moderate alc ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Etg: is SPECIFIC for ethanol! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Alcohol: Can cause tinnitus or buzzing in ears.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lucia Zamorano
40 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: No.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Alcohol: Drinking listerine is drinking alcohol. It will not be a false reading. You consumed a product with alcohol.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Please Clarify: There are twelve common stds. Some of these are viral infections of the liver, so yes, using alcohol when infected with liver damaging viruses can def ... Read More

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