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Alcohol Withdrawal Sore Throat
Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read more
Sore Throat: Hello, this is a difficult question to answer with such limited information. A sore throat can come from a reaction to the alcohol, the alcohol itself could be harsh, or you could possibly have gerd or reflux. Probably a good reason to avoid alcohol and see your doctor for a throat evaluation. ...Read more
Potentially: Particularly if drinking "high-test" stuff--like >90 proof (>45% ethanol). Everclear (190 proof) absolutely does this, and can even cause pain in mouth and to lips (one reason why not sold widely). Depends on experience and tolerance of drinker. Please drink w/a dd & in moderation, no matter what your poison! ...Read more
I drank a lot of alcohol one night the net day I woke up with a sore throat, its been almost 4 weeks, ?
Have had a sore throat for a month. No tonsil swelling. Painfully sensitive to salt and acidic food. Gets worse after alcohol.
Can I take strepsils lozenges with my citalopram, as I have a sore throat? The box of strepsils says they have dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amylmetacresol.
Drug interactions: There should not be a problem with these lozenges and citalopram, but the best way in which to check this and be reasonably sure is to ask your pharmacist to run this interaction through their computer. Even if these products interact it is unlikely that the amount taken in a lozenge will be significant. ...Read more
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
I am 16, have never smoked/drank alcohol. I am a classical singer and recently I have a sore throat, and ear pain. I also am not in my usual range.?
Singer off tune: Often times singers have issues which cause their voices to sound hoarse. Most often they are unable to hit their high notes and their range is off. The two most common problems are reflux and allergy. For reflux avoid spicy foods and follow a low acid diet. Avoid tomatoes and caffeine as well as chocolate. For allergy try an over the counter antihistimine like claritin (loratadine). See an ENT voice doctor. ...Read more
1min vaginal sex, CSW (she on top) with condom on limp penis, On withdrawal condom not on penis, no ejaculation. Sore throat so far till 35th day. HIV?
(I have a peptic ulcer) and a really bad sore throat. I have medicine but it contain alcohol but it says it's an inactive ingredient. Should I take it?
16, never smoked/drank alcohol. Lately I had sore throat, a lump in throat, ear itchiness, hoarse voice. I am a classical singer. Is it throat cancer?
Not throat cancer: Cancer won't announce itself like this, especially at your age. It's a relatively slow-growing ulcer or mass that is cruelly subtle in its initial presentation. Being a singer, you're already protecting yourself from most forms of throat cancer by not smoking. Best wishes. ...Read more
Food for recovery from alcohol abuse and alcohol withdrawal and malnutrition? And other tips on how to recover? I'm aching a lot and dizzy
Congratulations: On your recovery process. Alcohol/drug withdrawing needs to be supervised by your doctor for your safety. At some point he/she will encourage you to continue on your own and return if needed. Malnutrition is a risk factor. Lab testing for nutrient levels is best. Otherwise, include protein, good fats, and carbs in each meal. Don't listen to the low fat and no eggs hype. It is not good science ...Read more
I had 3 alcoholic drinks and ate food around 3am today I woke up Vomiting 3 to 6 times back pain sore throat. Alcohol or food poisoning or flu maybe?
Gastroenteritis: Most commonly this is due to a transient viral infection, but with the history you provide any of the things you were guessing about may have occurred. It is not something that can be diagnosed long distance. Good luck and I hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more
Very Dangerous: Alcohol withdrawal that reaches the point where there are any hallucinations including tactile, such as bugs crawling on skin, is a red flag for what is called delirium tremens (dts) which is a life-threatening, emergency situation. Immediate medical intervention and monitoring is required. Dts can have an onset up to 7 days after ones last drink. ...Read more