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Can my rhinitis be caused by an alcohol intollerance? Always got increased mucous for days after drinking alcohol?

Can my rhinitis be caused by an alcohol intollerance? Always got increased mucous for days after drinking alcohol?

Listen to your body: Hey Doc! It hurts when I do this!

Doc: Well, don't do that!

LOL! In short: If you've noted that you often have tons of mucus production after you consume ETOH. And you don't like that. Then don't consume the ETOH.

'Nuf said. ...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 me to feel guilty about drinking alcohol?

What can cause me to feel guilty about drinking alcohol?

When you're aware: That you're drinking compulsively, you might feel guilty for drinking alcohol. This awareness might come to you after an episode where you black out or forget what you did when drinking, or someone confronts you with your behavior the next day. Or, someone in your life is telling you that you're drinking too much, and you "try" to cut back but can't. If desired, you can get help through aa. ...Read more

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What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

Possible migraine: Or sinus issues. Please see your doc for proper diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

Use of other drugs: One can feel hung over after using many drugs other than alcohol -- including sedatives, anti-anxiety agents, and anti-psychotics; even some antidepressants. Some of these may have been prescribed for you -- in which case please consult your physician about dose adjustments or medication changes. If you're using substances acquired illegally, then it's impossible to know what's in them. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis C is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol cause tonsillitis?

Yes: Alcohol concentration could irritate tissue directly, alcohol could depressed you immune system enhancing infection. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause a heavier period?

Can drinking alcohol cause a heavier period?

Thinning blood: Alcohol can thin the blood and could theoretically cause a heavier period and increased blood loss. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause excessive tiredness?

Can drinking alcohol cause excessive tiredness?

Of course: Alcohol is a toxin, and, particularly in excess over a prolonged period of time, can cause damage to multiple organs and processes. If this describes you, discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol cause an electrolyte imbalance?

Could drinking alcohol cause an electrolyte imbalance?

Yes: alcohol makes you go to the bathroom where you can loose many electrlytes ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause an increase in weight gain?

Depends: Alcohol has a carbohydrate effect & stimulates Insulin release which depresses blood sugar and stimulates hunger. Insulin release also turns off breakdown of fat as a backup energy source in the body. Over time this can lead to increased intake, quick deposition of energy as fat stores and eventual weight gain. The skinny alcoholic exists because they seldom spend money on food. ...Read more

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Possible for stress to cause blackouts while drinking alcohol?

Possible for stress to cause blackouts while drinking alcohol?

Mutual support helps: Keep it simple: consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous. The alcohol is what causes the blackouts, not the stress. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause pain in kidneys after drinking alcohol?

It's not kidney pain: Nothing would cause kidney pain after alcohol (it may be coming from liver instead and not kidney), kidneys usually don't hurt unless it has stones or infection or blockage to urine flow acutely! ...Read more

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What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

Numerous: You should see our pcp to have a few things checked out- your kidney, liver, and spine. Any one of them can cause lbp. ...Read more

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After drinking alcohol for a month I am now bedwetting can this be a cause?

After drinking alcohol for a month I am now bedwetting can this be a cause?

It's a diuretic: Yes--alcohol is a diuretic which acts on the kidneys to make you urinate more often. There are of course also other possible dangerous effects from drinking too much such as liver damage and damaging effects on the brain. I suggest being very careful about how much you drink. I'd be glad to consult with you more in a private consult on HealthTap about this if you desire. ...Read more

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Help please. Could drinking alcohol 4 days prior to general anesthesia cause complications?

See below: This should not cause problems if you did not drink to excess. I would suggest trying to keep it to a minimum, and then hydrate well for the next few days. ...Read more

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Can a person drinking alcohol everyday for 25yrs while on lithium and Depakote cause perm damage? What are the effects of Depakote mixed with alcohol?

2 many variables: 2 many variables to answer specifically, accurately and comprehensively. Generally speaking, drugs (incl. Depakote and alcohol) with potential to have a negative effect on the same particular organ (e.g. Liver), will increase the risk of that negative effect when taken together. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Yes.: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with fatty liver, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What to take for ulcer pains caused by drinking alcohol?

Ulcer disease due to: Alcohol abuse is serious. It is best to seek medical evaluation and the provider can make appropriate recommendations based on your case. Are you still drinking? Please consider alcoholics anonymous meetings and sobriety. ...Read more

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What causes my chest to turn red and hot after drinking alcohol?

Vasodilatation: Alcohol is a vasodilator. Certain races have poor ability to metabolise alcohol and can get facial flushing too. ...Read more

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What causes you to have to quit drinking alcohol when you have pancreatitis?

What causes you to have to quit drinking alcohol when you have pancreatitis?

See details: Because alcohol can not only cause pancreatitis but can also make preexisting pancreatitis much worse. It is a toxin to the pancreas. ...Read more

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Why does drinking alcohol cause belly fat?

Why does drinking alcohol cause belly fat?

Calories: Alcohol-containing drinks have a surprising amount of calories ranging from 100 (light beer) to 300 (margarita) to 500 (pina colada). These are 'empty' calories and so do not fill you up. In fact alcohol can make you hungrier too. And some people who drink a lot may do less exercise too. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause clogged arteries?

Can drinking alcohol cause clogged arteries?

How much, how often?: Alcohol in low doses (1 drink/ day) may in some people delay the process of atherosclerosis. Anything more (2 drinks+/day) will have a net negative effect and can lead to multiple health problems including atherosclerosis. Alcohol metabolism leads to free radicals which interfere with protective mechanisms and stimulates inflammatory processes like atherosclerosis -- "clogged arteries" may result. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause clogged arteries?

Not in moderation: Not in moderation. Improper fatty food and junk food diet, weight gain, lack of exercise high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and diabetes and bad genetics clog arteries, not alcohol. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath the day after drinking alcohol?

Sob: Many possibilities some depend on how much alcohol you drank the day before and what your general physical and cardiovascular condition is. Did you aspirate? ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol cause tooth decay?

Could drinking alcohol cause tooth decay?

Possibly yes: Dry mouth can greatly increase your chance of developing dental decay. If you are an alcoholic, then you experience dry mouth. If you binge drink, then you will notice that you have dry mouth the following morning. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


Green Mucus (Definition)

Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...Read more