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A 24-year-old female asked:

I get white painful bumps on my tongue every time i drink beer. is it a coincidence? can alcohol cause that? i've never had herpes but could i on tong

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
Not sure: This doesn't sound like herpes, but could be a reaction to something in beer. A dermatologist may be needed to diagnose this.
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Dr. Leon F. Gerard
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sensitivity to beer: Since u say it happens every time u drink beer, i would say that precludes it being a coincidence. I can't say for sure what ingredient in the beer is the offending agent, but clearly u r sensitive to something in beer. And "sensitive" u can read as "sort of allergic". It could be wheat, could be any number of things. Try switching brands. Try a diff't liquor, like spirits, to see if same thing ha.
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