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can drinking alcohol cause sore throat

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
It doesn't: I'm not aware of any connection.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Washburn
19 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
YES INDEED: No alcohol or smoking please.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Reflux likely: You are having reflux symptoms, not uncommon after alcohol drinking.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes: Alcohol can irritate the throat - especially if you are drinking a high proof without another beverage mixed in.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: You do have other medical problems and taking meds.The throat looking red and the black painless round dot naads to be checked and may need biopsy if ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Especially if you drink high proof alcohol straight.
A female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Mallory Weiss Tear: Mallory-Weiss syndrome is a gastro-esophageal laceration,occuring in 3-15% person with UGI Bleed. ,Occurs after a prolonged or forceful bout of ret ... Read More

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