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Alcoholic Pickled Nose
Yes: Quite probably there is significant liver damage from the alcoholism. The liver is where blood clotting factors & components are made; so liver damage can interfere with clotting process. There may be other factors involved; so pt should see fp/ent/im to evaluate & outline course of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Real tough: You need a thorough medical evaluation. I would focus on stomach and liver issues. ...Read more
Not usually: The common cold is characterized by a scratchy throat followed by a runny nose and possibly dull headache, chilliness or even slight fever and mild cough. I don't believe that alcohol would aggravate these symptoms. Some cough syrups contain alcohol but I'm not sure that alcohol is really that beneficial. ...Read more
Allergic?: Certain people can be allergic or sensitive to certain alcoholic beverages or the preservatives (sulfites) or other ingredients. For example, some white wines are aged in oak casks and many people are sensitive to the oak and can have allergic reactions and headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Radiofrequency needl: Radiofrequency treatment with a fine needle-like probe causes immediate contraction and fusion of fine nasal spider veins. Topical anesthetic helps alot since the area is sensitive. Results are spectacular. Fine needle sclerotherapy worka as well. Protect the area from the sun ANS avoid alcoholic drinks to reduce recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itchy eyes: You may have an allergic response to the alcohol or a preservative in the alcohol. As long as you have no shortness of breath, it is ok to try some artificial tears, or an allergy drop such as zaditor (over the counter). If symptoms persist, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This region of the world contains dozens of ethnic groups some of which have a lower incidence of alcoholism because of religious prohibitions. The best way to assess your own risk is to look at your immediate family history. If you are from a long line of alcholics, you are definitely at greater risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great question : There are many stages of alcohol use. When someone is an alcoholic, they drink despite serious side effects and may go into withdrawal if they don't have it. As a screening, I use cage questions: have you felt the need to cut down, annoyed by comments on your drinking, guilt over drinking and do you have a drink when you wake as an eye opener. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: Can you be fired for having a disease. They answer would be no, you can't, that discrimination. Can you be fired for your behavior, absolutely. Alcoholism is a disease, yet many alcoholics have done horrific things, they have killed people while driving drunk, there are consequences for this. Having alcoholism explains a lot of bad behavior, however it does not excuse it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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