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My ankle was broken a few years ago, now why does it swells evertime i drink alcohol after a few years of recovery?

My ankle was broken a few years ago,  now why does it swells evertime i drink alcohol after a few years of recovery?

Comorbidities: How much alcohol are we talking about? One liter of bourbon is much different than a glass of wine. There may have been some other problem in your body incurred when you broke your ankle. Perhaps something along the lines of a disruption of circulation. The alcohol may be disrupting your body's ability control fluids and via gravity the fluids are accumulating in this ankle. ...Read more

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I drink 40 units of alcohol a week,can I take two 500mg tablets of Acetominophen for a few days to help a sprained ankle.Thank you.

I drink 40 units of alcohol a week,can I take two 500mg tablets of Acetominophen for a few days to help a sprained ankle.Thank you.

Etoh&tylenol: hello ~ I dont know what 40 "units" means. Please use internationally accepted measurements to get the best advice. I Gram of acetominophen a day for 2-4 days, is SAFE even if you are drinking alcohol actively. However, the BEST advice is NOT to drink if you need to take a drug that is hepatotoxic. Acetominophen is hepatotoxic in doses >2Gm per day. Always consider reducing alcohol intake.thanks ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ankles swell up after drinking alcohol?

What does it mean when your ankles swell up after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol swelling: Beer contains salt which can cause swelling of the preipheral tissues. ...Read more

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I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday for 10 days . Will drinking alcohol affect the swelling negatively"?

I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday  for 10 days . Will drinking alcohol  affect the swelling negatively"?

It should not: Drinking alcohol in moderation should have no impact on the swelling in your ankle. However, use of Tylenol / acetaminophen and drinking alcohol together increases risk of liver damage (ibuprofen would be ok). Enjoy your honeymoon, and congratulations!! ...Read more

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Will alcohol mask the pain from a broken ankle?

Will alcohol mask the pain from a broken ankle?

No.: Its not the answer. Assuming you are immobilized in a cast, there are prescription and non prescription pain medications. Alcohol should not be mixed with these. Its a depressant, not a pain reliever. ...Read more

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