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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. Jeffrey Satinover
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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

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