A 25-year-old member asked:
can i put drops of rubbing alcohol into my ears to cure an earache?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
No: Without knowing if the ear drum is intact or not, i would not recommend placing alcohol drops in the ear blindly. Most often we use use alcohol as a drying agent in the maintenance treatment of swimmer's ears and not as an acute treatment.
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Only for outer infxn: Alcohol in the ear could only work in the case of a bacterial infection of the outer ear canal (swimmers ear). Not all ear aches have to do with the ear, however, and if it doesn't help you should see your primary care doctor or an ent.
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Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably not: The alcohol will dry the water from the ear preventing infection but probably not cure much.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Before I knew I was pregnant, I drank alcohol occasionally. I noticed that I got drunk much quicker than normal. Is this related to my pregnancy and will it go away after birth?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes: Your metabolism and liver do change quickly when you become pregnant and this could have affected your tolerance to alcohol. Can't say if it will go back to normal.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Will the alcohol in breath mints and mouthwash cause nausea if I am taking flagyl?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: You are correct that you should not drink alcohol when using Metronidazole (flagyl). The small amount of alcohol in a breath mint would not be enough to trigger a reaction.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Does the protein alcohol dehydrogenase play an important role in alcoholism?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Well, yes...: It is one of the enzymes that removes alcohol from the body. If it weren't there, one drink would last a loooong time!
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Can drinking moderate amounts of alcohol improve coronary artery disease symptoms?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Stuppleanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
It can reduce events: Various studies show moderate alcohol consumption, between 3 and 7 drinks per week, reduces the risk of cardiac events, including heart attack. There is little evidence about the influence on symptoms, such as angina. Binge drinking, irregular sessions greater than 4 drinks or monthly intoxication, shows increased events. These results apply to both genders, although women benefit slightly more.
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I have swimmer's ear and I have water in my ears and used a q-tip and yellow ear wax came out. Is that what's holding the water in?
4 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Probably: The wax will cause water to be retained in your ear canal and lead to the swimmer's ear infection. Unfortunately, removing the waxdoesn't get rid of the infection. You will need to see your doctor and get it checked out.
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