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is it bad to drink beer with a sore throat

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not a good idea: Even at your age sleep apnea can occur and with already being stuffy alcohol is not a good idea. Generally we consider anything more than 2-3 beers/ ... Read More

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Drinking a "normal" amount of beer, such as one or two servings, should not make a sore throat worse. That means the reason one's sore throat is feeli ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: But you should stay well hydrated when you are sick, and the caffeine in sodas is a diuretic, so you will lose some water from what you drank. Make s ... Read More
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: But make sure you drink plenty of water.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
No: There would not be any specific problem.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Should be fine: I don't see any downside to having a glass or two when you have a sore throat. It will not have any therapeutic effect either, although some might dis ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
It is OK: Do not take more then the recommended dosage, otherwise this is fine. The big difference between dayquil and nyquil is that nyquil has extra ingredien ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If you are overweight, losi ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irrita ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sleep time: Drinking tea at sleep time is OK. However, if your cough and sore throat is not getting better after one week of the antibiotic, go back to your docto ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If beer is causing: You have a sore throat - that is a sign that you shouldn't be drinking it.

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