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Does alcohol consumption raise your body temperature ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Maybe the contrary.: Alcohol dilates the blood vessels on the skin leading to a warmer sensation but actually increase in heat loss. Although theoretically, the cold drink would also reduce the body temp , the body has a lot of tricks to combat the loss to maintain a normal temperature. If one falls unconscious in a cold environment, one may actually end up with severe hypothermia.

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