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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Sinus Allergies

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Could alcohol be triggering my sinus allergies?

Could alcohol be triggering my sinus allergies?

Yes: Alcohol causes nasal congestion by a different mechanism than an allergic one. Perhaps that's a good thing; I've yet to meet someone truly allergic to alcohol. Unfortunately it means that allergy & alcohol ingestion work together to make your stuffy nose & sinuses even worse than ether one alone. You probably won't get much enjoyment from alcohol when sinus or nasal allergies are acting up. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Why do my sinus cavities ache so much after drinking hard alcohol?

Why do my sinus cavities ache so much after drinking hard alcohol?

Inflammation: Alchohol is broken down into a toxic chemical called acetaledhyde which is toxic and causes inflammation in the tissues. The body can only process so much alcohol at a time. I'd guess it's more of a quantity issue than type of alcohol. ...Read more

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How many hours after taking 2 tablets of "tylenol sinus congestion and pain" can a person consume one serving of alcohol?

How many hours after taking 2 tablets of "tylenol sinus congestion and pain" can a person consume one serving of alcohol?

Safety?: As a combination, it is likely to be indirectly harmful. You are unlikely to permanently damage your liver, but the effects on your alertness, reaction time as well as dizziness or fatigue should be considered. ...Read more

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How long after finishing amoxicillin500 for a sinus infection can you drink alcohol?

How long after finishing amoxicillin500 for a sinus infection can you drink alcohol?

Drug interaction: No interactions were found btwn amoxicillin & alcohol on the Drugs. Com, drug interaction checker (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=187-0, 1034-14582) ...Read more

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Why does my sinus infection smell like rotting flesh.? What causes this? Alcohol or smoking a combination or is it mold.

Why does my sinus infection smell like rotting flesh.? What causes this? Alcohol or smoking a combination or is it mold.

Anaerobes: Sinus infections can be related to anaerobic bacteria which are organisms that grow only in the absence of oxygen. Often, the purulent material from anaerobic infections is foul smelling ...Read more

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After large quantities of alcohol, I have sinus like pressure in my temples, ears, eyebrows, and forehead region...is this normal? Its been 3 days

After large quantities of alcohol, I have sinus like pressure in my temples, ears, eyebrows, and forehead region...is this normal? Its been 3 days

Bad hangover: Could have sinus infection. I would use afrin (oxymetazoline) nasally every night. Nasocort steroid spray (across the counter) during the day. Drink lots of fluid. Alcohol dehydrates us. If not better in a day or two, see doctor or emergency center. D. Stephen Hollis, MD ...Read more

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Alcohol while taking generic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for sinus infection.

Alcohol while taking generic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for sinus infection.

Sinus infection: If you are on an antibiotic for a sinus infection, perhaps refraining from alcohol isn't a bad idea. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and was put on cefdinir, and prednisone. I have a wedding to attend in 4 days. Can I drink alcohol while on these?

I have a sinus infection and was put on cefdinir, and prednisone. I have a wedding to attend in 4 days. Can I drink alcohol while on these?

SPARINGLY: The small glasses of champagne to toast the wedding couple is fine, but would not exceed that. Alcohol interferes with the ability of white blood cells to fight infection, and in general is not a good fit with antibiotic treatment. A very limited amount should not cause a problem, but tying one on certainly might. ...Read more

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I am in cancun, came down with what I think is a sinus/ear infection... still want to be able to drink alcohol but want to relive the presure from my head what can I do... most medicine in Mexico is apparently over the counter?

I am in cancun, came down with what I think is a sinus/ear infection... still want to be able to drink alcohol but want to relive the presure from my head what can I do... most medicine in Mexico is apparently over the counter?

Surgery may not help: I am a doctor who suffered for years with sinus infections. Do the following: 1.Avoid anything cold. 2.no soda. 3.I use Sovereign Silver spray when I feel like I am getting another attack. Its safe and natural. U won't get it in Mexico : (4.I use VICKS topically as much as I can. 5.I use a humidifier at night 6.I drink lots of water. Good L ...Read more

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Is sinus due to allergies/ or something else?

Is sinus due to allergies/ or something else?

Can be: Sinus symptoms can be due to allergies but can also occur with nonallergic sinus inflammation and infection. An allergist can evaluate the condition and determine if it is being triggered by allergies or something else. ...Read more

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I learned that alcohol exacerbates allergies. Is that true?

I learned that alcohol exacerbates allergies. Is that true?

It can: Some people will experience more allergy symptoms when they drink alcohol. It can cause faster absorption of food allergens, but alcohol also cause vasodilation of blood vessels which can cause nasal congestion. ...Read more

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I have continue sinus issues or cat allergies - what's going on?

I have continue sinus issues or cat allergies - what's going on?

Get checked by: Your physician. S/he will be able to determine if you need to see an ENT specialist or an allergist. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more