A 31-year-old male asked:
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why do i get sore throat after drinking alcohol?

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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 irritation.
Answered on Jul 3, 2020
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol> sore throat: I don't know why you get a sore throat when drinking alcohol. However, regular alcohol use can irritate the throat. Peruse this article to see if any of it sounds like you: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/546751-can-drinking-alcohol-cause-a-sore-throat/.
Answered on Nov 29, 2017

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