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Are night sweats caused by drinking alcohol a sign of a serious health risk condition?

Are night sweats caused by drinking alcohol a sign of a serious health risk condition?

Many causes: There are many reasons for night sweats and drinking alcohol is not one of the common causes. Infections, (including tb), cancers, hormone problems, and gastric reflux, or cardiac problems can all lead infections. So night sweats themselves can be a serious health situation. You should probably see a medical professional to have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Can drinking lots of alcohol in the last month cause me excessive sweating and feeling cold?

Can drinking lots of alcohol in the last month cause me excessive sweating and feeling cold?

Alcohol withdrawal: Sweating and feeling cold can be a feeling of alcohol withdrawal. However fever and chills should not be ignored. It would be worthwhile to see a doctor if they persist. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant pain immediately after intake of alcohol. Burning sensation that causes sweating. Gallbladder removal in 2011.

Upper right quadrant pain immediately after intake of alcohol. Burning sensation that causes sweating. Gallbladder removal in 2011.

Etoh pain: Sounds suspicious for peptic ulcers. I would start with avoiding alcohol. Empiric treatment for ulcers might be a good way to start. If it persists, yoi may need an endoscopy or further trsting. ...Read more

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Causes of my nose and top of ears intermittent flushing? No sweating.Triggers hunger, spicy food, any alcohol, bowel movemt., sometimes nothing at all

Causes of my nose and top of ears intermittent flushing? No sweating.Triggers hunger, spicy food, any alcohol, bowel movemt., sometimes nothing at all

Could be sensitive: To temper changes, going from cold outdoors to hot indoors, and you're flushing on your ears, nose. If that's not part of the history, it's difficult to say since you aren't taking any supplements, as Niacin could potentially cause it too. ...Read more

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Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids). Worse after exercise/sweating. Also after alcohol they get much worse. Causes dry/dead skin?

Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids).  Worse after exercise/sweating.  Also after alcohol they get much worse.  Causes dry/dead skin?

Stop the alcohol: You may be allergic to something that is touching your eyelids (new nail polish, perfume, makeup) if your family or you has a history of hayfever, asthma, allergies or ezcema-it could be ezcema. You need to see a dermatologist. Until then stop all makeup, nailpolish, perfume. An otc jydrocortisone ointment 1% may help till then. ...Read more

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Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Liver processing: Alcohol is processed in the liver, and it depends on a particular liver enzyme. If that enzyme is deficient, or your liver is impaired for some reason, alcohol can have a bad effect on you. ...Read more

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My husband has been having severe flashes...Sweating intensely on and off for two days now. In addition to alcohol, he has had methadone for pain?

My husband has been having severe flashes...Sweating intensely on and off for two days now.  In addition to alcohol, he has had methadone for pain?

Withdrawal: It would appear given the short description that he may be in some form of withdrawal. If he has been on alcohol and/ or methdone for some time it may be best to have him under medical observation as he withdraws so they can keep him safe from seizing or having heart issues. ...Read more