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A 22-year-old female asked:

Why do my lips, tongue and gums get numb when i'm drinking alcohol?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Side effects: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and can have a host of side effects on your body. If not metabolized fully, it can result in toxins being released and can have short term effects such as these. You may be more sensitive to this than others. See the following sites for more information: http://www.Niaaa.Nih.Gov/alcohol-health/alcohols-effects-body.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Provided original answer
Apr 29, 2013
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Drinking to much: Try to drink more water to see if it gets better.

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