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A 36-year-old member asked:

Are your lips supposed to get numb when drinking alcohol?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Depends: If you are talking about long term use of high alcohol consumption for years then legs and arms should become numb first. If you are talking about occasional drink beyond your tolrability then then lip numbness can be part of the same feeling in the whole body but not isolated lips only.
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I rarely drink alcohol, but when I do my lips get tingly, why is that?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Enzyme deficiency: You may lack an enzyme necessary to metabolize the by products of alcohol. It occurs in about 5-10% of the population and is more common in Asians. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can you get from drinking alcohol too much?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Alcohol toxicity: Alcohol is toxic to every organ in the body. The added risk is developing alcoholism.
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