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Does Alcohol Affect Your Nose
Not that i know of: it can cause skin discoloration, but I have never heard of anybody with that complaint from smoking. Drinking can cause capillary engorgement in some people, particularly those with acne rosacea, which can result in a large and bulbous nose (the "WC Fields" nose) which can be quite deforming. But I have never heard of or seen anything similar with tobacco smoking. ...Read more
Depends on which: antibiotic. There are many drug interactions with alcohol, since it enhances the liver enzymes that metabolize not only alcohol (one of the factors leading to tolerance) but many other drugs, including ciprofloxacin and similar antibiotics. Moreover, alcohol decreases activity of both kinds of white blood cells - those producing antibodies and those that eat up (phagocytize) bacteria/viruses. ...Read more
Can trigger rosacea: Excessive alcohol intake can cause the skin to look sallow and less healthy. Chronic alcohol use can prematurely age the skin. It can also exacerbate underlying skin problems. Rosacea is a skin condition in which flushing and redness can be triggered by alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slows breathing: Alcohol is a brain depressant - it causes a part of the brain called the medulla to slow heart rate and depress breathing. In severe alcohol poisoning people can literally stop breathing. Alcohol however has not direct toxicity to the lungs themselves. Always drink in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure to unhealthy levels: Having more than three drinks in one sitting temporarily increases your blood pressure, but repeated binge drinking can lead to long-term increases. Heavy drinkers who cut back to moderate drinking can lower their systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) by 2 to 4 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and their diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number in a blood pressure reading) by 1 to 2 mm Hg. Heavy drinkers who want to lower blood pressure should slowly reduce how much they drink over one to two weeks. Heavy drinkers who stop suddenly risk developing severe high blood pressure for several days. If you have high blood pressure, avoid alcohol or drink alcohol only in moderation. Moderate drinking is generally considered to be: Two drinks a day for men younger than age 65, One drink a day for men age 65 and older, One drink a day for women of any age. A drink is 12 ounces (355 milliliters) of beer, 5 ounces (148 milliliters) of wine or 1. 5 ounces (44 milliliters) of 80-proof distilled spirits. Keep in mind that alcohol contains calories and may contribute to unwanted weight gain — a risk factor for high blood pressure. Also, alcohol can interfere with the effectiveness and increase the side effects of some blood pressure medications. ...Read more
Badly: Smoking affects "lip lines" in two ways: 1. The repetitive movement around the lips as a result of puckering repetitvely can lead to vertical lines around the mouth. 2. More importantly, smoking can lead to elastic fiber and collagen degeneration in the skin, which as a result, can lead to sagging and wrinkling of the perioral skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gain usually: Alcohol is broken down into carbohydrates - with little to no true nutritional value- ie: not a fat or protein, or fruit or vegetable with vitamins. While a small glass of alcohol daily has shown benefit with the mediterranean diet, more than that daily is just extra calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nose problem: Diet affects everycell in your body and thay is why a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet is so important. If you are having a problem with your nose, then call your doctor for an examination as to the cause of the problem and receive proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can help: If you have eustachian tube dysfunction (problems equalizing ear pressure) those meds can sometimes help. Sudafed is not a good medication for long term use, however, especially if you have high blood pressure or a heart problem. Discuss with your doctor or ent. Those medicines will generally not affect balance problems or hearing loss which is not due to fluid build up on the ear. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The principle: mechanism is the slowing of communication from the brain to muscles and nerves. There is a loss of precision motor skills. Additionally, with increased processing time and decreased accuracy of information transmitted throughout the central nervous system reaction time is slowed. The loss of coordination and slowing in reaction time results in a tremendous number of injuries and deaths:( ...Read more
Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Specifically, hyper-activation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) A receptors. Activation of GABAA receptors by GABA tends to decrease neuronal excitability. This leads to impairment of both motor function and cognition following Ethanol consumption. ...Read more
To some extent yes: but not everyone does significant or permanent damage to their lungs. There are genetic differences in the production of certain enzymes that protect the lungs from proteolytic proteins that are increased by smoking and air pollution, where some people get lots of damage with exposure, and other people get much less, or even sometimes none. Most people get some damage somewhere- heart, cancer etc ...Read more
No: Allergies can cause itchy eyes. Scratching your eyes is not a good idea, as it may cause infection, and you could also scratch your cornea. For the same reasons, you should not wear contact lenses if your eyes are affected by allergies. You could use oral antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) and/or antihistamine eye drops like Pataday to control the itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In very small: amounts the effect would be minimal. As consumption increases its gets worse, proportionally. Ethanol is toxic (poisonous to cells)--to all tissue, including brain tissue. Inhibitions fall and the likelihood of acting out increases, none of which sounds healthy, emotionally or physically. No one deals well with cognitive functions of any kind when intoxicated. ...Read more
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Alcohol dental healt: Alcohol impairs white blood cells from protecting the gums and causes 50% more rate of periodontal infections, compared to non drinkers. Also, heavy drinkers do not have healthy diet, neither a healthy life style, all come into play, causing much more general health hazards than just dental problems. But dental problems in turn trigger more risk of heart attacks and shortenned life. Vicious cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: Its called rhinophyma. Think w. C. Fields. ...Read more
No: Do not worry--it may cause a little burning feeling for a brief period of time. ...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
Nosebleed: One possibility is that during the alcohol binge you got into a fight, and someone punched you in the nose. Alcohol can also act like a blood thinner, causing your platelets to be less "sticky" and not clot well. This is apparently more common in male drinkers than women. If you drink often, you may even have less platelets, period. http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh21-1/42.pdf. ...Read more
No: The exact cause of formation of keloid still a mystrey.There are some associated factors, eg, ethnicity, type of wound, individual prediliction, etc. ...Read more
I had a pimple on my nose, popped it with a needle, burned the needle and put it in alcohol, some black stuff from the needle got in the pimple should?
How is it now?: The black smoke residue from burning is not dangerous. I hoe I have understood your question. ...Read more
Ive had this sore near my nose for a while, i used alcohol swabs and its going down and so are my daily headaches, any connection or is it coincidence?
Probably coincidence: and your sore is "going down", BUT you are 55 so not too young for skin cancers, especially if you have been out in the sun a lot during your life. If the sore does not go completely away, you should be checked by a dermatologist. If the headaches return and continue you should be checked by a generalist. ...Read more
I have a black head remover set and I soaked them in alcohol Wich caused two of them to get a little rusty. I grabbed the wrong one and used it on my nose for my blackheads what are my chances of getting tetnus? I wahsed my face before and after
Negligable: While tetanus spores can exist almost anywhere they are not common contaminants of the face. It is unrelated to the rust but possible when you create any wound in the skin that would allow the spores a way in. If it has been more than 5-10 years since your last tetanus booster the event is a reminder to consider getting one at your convenience. ...Read more
I used to drink alcohol but I stopped now I have been feeling weak and bleeding from my nose what could be the problem?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
It seems i get little red blood spots on my nose after drinking alcohol, is it related? They go away in a few days. Why does this happen?
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