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Does alcohol cause facial redness?

Does alcohol cause facial redness?

It may.: Consuming alcohol can induce dilation or widening of the vascular channels that supply the skin of the face. In some people, due to genetics or due to a condition called acne rosacea, you can see a real and immediate flushing or blushing with alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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I'm Asian and i take Pepcid (famotidine) before i drink alcohol to reduce redness/flushness. If I do this 2-3x/week for several years, are there long term effects?

Fatty liver: Alcohol affects the way the liver process fat so your liver cells get stuffed full of it. If you drink often it can make your liver get fat – reducing your consumption can help it return to its normal size. You can spend half of your life damaging your body/liver and not feel any of the effects. Moderation is the key with or without pepcid (famotidine). ...Read more

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Part: left big toe symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part: left big toe
symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain
bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol
question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part:left big: You could have an infection in the toenail or gouty attack. Need to see a podiatrist to differentiate. If toenail is infected might need cutting it back under local anesthesia and PO and topical antibiotics, to r/o gout need a blood test for uric acid. Either way need to be treated ...Read more

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Burning and sharp pains in kidneys and redness in face gets worse when drinking alcohol feel tired and run down a lot any suggestions thanks?

Burning and sharp pains in kidneys and redness in face gets worse when drinking alcohol feel tired and run down a lot any suggestions thanks?

See your doc!: Sounds like you may be drinking a bit too much. But it may also be an allergic reaction, or some problem with your kidneys. Alcohol can give you a great high, but the downward plunge afterwards can be devastating! you can experiment by avoiding alcohol for a couple of weeks and see if the symptoms fade. If not, please check with a medical doctor. ...Read more

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Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids). Worse after exercise/sweating. Also after alcohol they get much worse. Causes dry/dead skin?

Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids).  Worse after exercise/sweating.  Also after alcohol they get much worse.  Causes dry/dead skin?

Stop the alcohol: You may be allergic to something that is touching your eyelids (new nail polish, perfume, makeup) if your family or you has a history of hayfever, asthma, allergies or ezcema-it could be ezcema. You need to see a dermatologist. Until then stop all makeup, nailpolish, perfume. An otc jydrocortisone ointment 1% may help till then. ...Read more

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I'm worried about a red painless bump(s) on the back right side of my tongue. Im 21 and do not smoke. I also do not drink alcohol much at all. ?

I'm worried about a red painless bump(s) on the back right side of my tongue. Im 21 and do not smoke. I also do not drink alcohol much at all. ?

Taste buds: those painless bumps on the back of your tongue are supposed to be there . They are taste buds and are called circumvellate papillae. Do not worry about them. Good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Blood test said I had high uric acid. I was told come back after 3 months for blood test (no alcohol or red meat). Will one night out affect it much?

Blood test said I had high uric acid. I was told come back after 3 months for blood test (no alcohol or red meat). Will one night out affect it much?

Sorry: Once a gout attack is triggered, it is difficult to stop. High uric acid levels do not correlate perfectly with risk of experiencing a gouty joint. If a night out triggers gout, most patients would agree that it was not worth it. However, if it does not, most patients will agree that it was worth it. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more

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Sore throat one month,only looks red in back of throat.Black painless round dot in cheek,could be related or a bite?Non smoker,i do drink alcohol.

Sore throat one month,only looks red in back of throat.Black painless round dot in cheek,could be related or a bite?Non smoker,i do drink alcohol.

Needs to be checked: You do have other medical problems and taking meds.The throat looking red and the black painless round dot naads to be checked and may need biopsy if indicated after examination Consult your Family Physician ...Read more

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Can your body heal if you cut back on alcohol?

Can your body heal if you cut back on alcohol?

Possibly, but: It depends on the extent and type of damage. Many people with serious alcohol addictions need to actually stop drinking alcohol vice just cutting back on use. ...Read more

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Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years.What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years.What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Normal LFT's = good: High lft's imply inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines fix. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of alcohol intolerance? Is turning bright red one of the symptoms?

What are the symptoms of alcohol intolerance?  Is turning bright red one of the symptoms?

Yes, flushing or: Turning red is one of the symptoms of alcohol intolerance. Others include hives, worsening of asthma, runny or stuffy nose, headache, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Can alcohol really stay in your system for three days and can a drug test detect alcohol that far back?

Doubt it: This may be disinformation intended to trouble you. Alcohol is burned by the body with zero-order kinetics -- steady rate. Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. If you are on an abstinence program, I do hope that you'll comply because you want to -- for the sake of those you love rather than your own sake. ...Read more

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Can a person that has abused alcohol go back to being a 'moderate' drinker? Or would they be forced to abstain altogether?

Can a person that has abused alcohol go back to being a 'moderate' drinker? Or would they be forced to abstain altogether?

Why do you ask?: Most people who have at one time in their lives lost control with respect to alcohol will tell you that they cannot return to moderate drinking. Don't encourage anyone to test this. And if you've ruined a major part of your life, or nearly died, as a result of drinking, why would you WANT to go back to that stuff? ...Read more

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Is it safe to rub alcohol swabs in your skin?

In small areas: Alcohol swabs are meant to be used on the skin to sterilize small areas at one time. Be careful if you have sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Why does alcohol make people develop red (and sometimes enlarged) noses?

Why does alcohol make people develop red (and sometimes enlarged) noses?

Blood: Drinking alcohol often causes a temporary reddening of the nose, especially in fair-skinned people. Alcohol dilates the small blood vessels, or the capillaries, allowing more blood to accumulate and making the nose look red. Chronic alcohol leads to permanent dilation of the blood vessels and a chronically red nose. ...Read more

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What will an alcohol level test show. If i don't drink any alcohol for a week will it be o. Does drinking further back show up? I go out a lot.

What will an alcohol level test show.
If i don't drink any alcohol for a week will it be o. Does drinking further back show up? I go out a lot.

Depends on test: There is a urine test that looks for one (or both) of 2 substances - ethylglucuronide (etg) & ethyl sulfine (ets). These may stay positive for up to 3 days, depending on how much you drink. If it is a breath or blood test, it only measures what you were drinking in the last few hours. Safe limits of drinking are no more than 14/week in men, 7/week in women and elderly, and < 4 at 1 time. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect degeneration of a disk in the spine?

Unknown: I am not aware of any specific studies linking alcohol to disk degeneration but smoking is linked to degeneration of the discs. ...Read more

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Can I put or rub alcohol (ethanol) on a mole?

Can I put or rub alcohol (ethanol) on a mole?

Yes but why?: Are you hoping that putting alcohol on a mole will make the mole disappear. In fact it will not have any effect. ...Read more

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What can be done to cut back on drinking alcohol?

Does alcohol cause : You impairment in life? Is alcohol causing interpersonal problems? Does it take more alcohol to get the same effect you used to have? Do you drink more than intended? Do you spend a lot of time drinking or suffering the effects of drinking? Have you tried unsuccessful to cut down or quite before. If very many of these questions were answered with a yes, then consider sobriety and aa meetings. ...Read more

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Why do back muscles hurt after consuming alcohol?

Why do back muscles hurt after consuming alcohol?

Back muscle : And alcohol? I don't think they r related. But u can see u pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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