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Why do I get sore throat after drinking alcohol?

Why do I get sore throat after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol> sore throat: I don't know why you get a sore throat when drinking alcohol. However, regular alcohol use can irritate the throat. Peruse this article to see if any of it sounds like you: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/546751-can-drinking-alcohol-cause-a-sore-throat/. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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What can cause a sore throat after drinking alcohol?

What can cause a sore throat after drinking alcohol?

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

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I was wondering if drinking alcohol effects a sore throat?

I was wondering if drinking alcohol effects a sore throat?

Sometimes: Alcohol can irritate the throat - especially if you are drinking a high proof without another beverage mixed in. ...Read more

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Can drinking shots of alcohol give someone a sore throat?

Can drinking shots of alcohol give someone a sore throat?

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

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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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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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I got alcohol in my eye last night, it may be rubbing, possibly drinking alcohol, I washed out with water and milk. It is burning and feels like sand paper is in it. Please help

I got alcohol in my eye last night, it may be rubbing, possibly drinking alcohol, I washed out with water and milk. It is burning and feels like sand paper is in it. Please help

Both: Both drinking or rubbing alcohol will cause chemical burn on the cornea and conjunctiva. It is very painful condition and predispose the patient to infection. For this reason, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist and be placed on antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel an extreme burning sensation when urinating after drinking alcohol?

Is it normal to feel an extreme burning sensation when urinating after drinking alcohol?

Burning on: urination is not normal, whether or not it is related to alcohol intake. You might have uti or STD. Get it checked. ...Read more

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There's a burning in throat from drinking green kale smoothie. Is this an allergic reaction?

There's a burning in throat from drinking green kale smoothie. Is this an allergic reaction?

Foodborne illness: The CDC says that green leafy vegetables are one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. Be sure to wash your kale very well. What else was in there? In any case, if you have severe burning and pain, I would absolutely recommend you get seen and get a physical exam and possible treatment to make sure you are safe. Even bring leftover kale with you if you have any. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes burning pain in right flank area the day after drinking alcohol?

What causes burning pain in right flank area the day after drinking alcohol?

Possibly Liver: Your liver is on the right side and alcohol is toxic to the liver. Please discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more

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I get acute severe edema of the hands, feet and face along with a tingling, burning pain within moments of eating certain foods and drinking alcohol?

See an allergist: These symptoms need to be investigated, consult an allergist for testing and proper diagnosis. They may or may not be related to food intake. ...Read more

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Sore throat doesn't hurt when I eat or drink it helps but it burning and now I've got a cough and it hurts my chest too cough?

Sore throat doesn't hurt when I eat or drink it helps but it burning and now I've got a cough and it hurts my chest too cough?

Postnasal drip: It's likely postnasal drip that's causing it. I recommend sinus washing and a bit of a nasal steroid spray. Not sure if that's over the counter in your country. ...Read more

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Drinking fizzy juice and alcohol is leaving me with a burning sensation in throat and feeling sick?

Drinking fizzy juice and alcohol is leaving me with a burning sensation in throat and feeling sick?

Then: You know the answer don't drink alcohol, drink only the juice, you may be lacking the enzyme that metabolizes alcohol, aldehydes are accumulating in your body and making you sick. ...Read more

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What causes occasional tightness in chest, neck and jaw after drinking alcohol?

What causes occasional tightness in chest, neck and jaw after drinking alcohol?

Always think the: Worst case scenario. The signs and symptoms you described come from heart condition until proven otherwise. You need to see your doc and get the necessary test to rule our any cardiac condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can pain in the neck and shoulder when drinking alcohol be related too?

What can pain in the neck and shoulder when drinking alcohol be related too?

EtOH and Neck Pain: One theory is you might be experiencing glutamate excite toxicity, a neurological effect due to excessive sugars. There are other reports that connect a kind of lymphoma - hodgkin's disease - with pain elicited by alcohol. While the most likely cause of your symptoms is benign, you might want to discuss these concerns with your doctor and, perhaps undergo some simple, tests to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph for ~10 yrs. Dr's told me are ok unless pain/growth. Used to get severe shoulder/neck pain after drinking alcohol ~5yrs ago. Related?

Swollen lymph for ~10 yrs. Dr's told me are ok unless pain/growth. Used to get severe shoulder/neck pain after drinking alcohol ~5yrs ago. Related?

Not likely: Probably not. If your lymph nodes have been the same size for 10 years likely there is nothing wrong with them. I can't explain why you got shoulder and neck pain with drinking alcohol--I am stumped with that one! ...Read more

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My stomach feels like burning pain. That feels is like drinking alcohol burning pain and I feels like wanna vomit. This pain already last for 3 day?

My stomach feels like burning pain. That feels is like drinking alcohol burning pain and I feels like wanna vomit. This pain already last for 3 day?

Gastritis: If you had these symptoms for last few days then it seems to be inflammation in the stomach called gastritis. This is usually viral, alcohol or due to meds like Aspirin or ibuprofen. That is usually self limiting if you avoid spices, coffee, tea, alcohol and nsaids. Taking otc antacids, Pepcid (famotidine) or Prilosec help. If symptoms do not get better in few days then you better see your pcp. ...Read more

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Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Abstain: Sorry, but the clear answer to this question is simple. Don't drink in excess. Better yet, don't drink alcohol. The health benefits are minimal, and the risks go far beyond head, neck, and back pain. Just like mom used to say, "if it hurts when you do that, then don't do that.". ...Read more

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I keep getting a very sore back of my neck about a day after drinking alcohol, is this normal?

I keep getting a very sore back of my neck about a day after drinking alcohol, is this normal?

Interesting, No: "Is that normal": No. But, what is the mechanism? Not clear. Both sides, back of neck? Any other muscle involvement? If both sides and no other symptoms then maybe stress issues associated with drinking. Do you get migraine or tension headaches? If one side then maybe something to do with how you sleep. If other symptoms then possibilities expand. ...Read more

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Is pain in lymph nodes (of neck) after drinking alcohol a strong sign of hodgkin's? No major sweats/weight loss but regular fatigue /few small swellig

Is pain in lymph nodes (of neck) after drinking alcohol a strong sign of hodgkin's? No major sweats/weight loss but regular fatigue /few small swellig

See your doctor: Fatigue, lymph node enlargement and associated pain after drinking alcohol warrant further investigation. Other symptoms like fever, weight loss or night sweats are called b-symptoms and they don't necessarily have to be present. Another classic sign of hidgkin's lymphoma is itchy skin after consuming alcohol. Please don't wait and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Could a burning stomach sensation when drinking alcohol be caused by non ulcer dyspepsia?

Alcohol: If I understand your question correctly - you do not have to have an ulcer to experience pain when ingesting alcohol. If I misunderstood what you were asking - please consider re-asking with clarification. Take care ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Sore Throat (Definition)

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