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What if you drink coffee having the shingles?

What if you drink coffee having the shingles?

No issues, kinda'...: Coffee drinking with shingles does not change the actual disease process of shingles. However, if caffeine causes you to be jittery or anxious, it can increase your sensitivity to the pain. If you are use to drinking coffee and it does not cause any changes normally, it should not bother you specifically relating to shingles. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Can you drink alcohol whiled taking famvir famciclovir for shingles?

Can you drink alcohol whiled taking famvir famciclovir for shingles?

In moderation: No interactions are listed between Famvir (famciclovir) and ethanol (drinking alcohol) but moderation is always wise. Famvir (famciclovir) can cause nausea & vomiting by itself. ...Read more

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I'm a 38 yr. Old woman and i'm on the 6th day of my first episode of shingles. Do you think drinking apple cider vinegar might help kill the virus?

I'm a 38 yr. Old woman and i'm on the 6th day of my first episode of shingles.  Do you think drinking apple cider vinegar might help kill the virus?

No.: I am sorry to hear about your case of shingles. It can be quite painful. Apple cider vinegar will do nothing to kill the virus or shorten the duration of your symptoms. There are antiviral medicines that can help and also good pain medicines to make you feel better. ...Read more

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I have this rash that looks like bites or hives. The only way it tends to dissapear is when I drink beer. Stress., hives, shingles? Im confused. It st

I have this rash that looks like bites or hives. The only way it tends to dissapear is when I drink beer. Stress., hives, shingles? Im confused. It st

Well: This rash could be several things it could be an allergic reaction a toxic reaction hives irritation or rarely shingles. Examination is required to diagnose and treat a rash specifically recommend photographs with Healthtap visit or face-to-face primary care doctor visit ...Read more

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Why can't u drink drinks with caffeine in them such as soda or coffee after donating plasma?

Why can't u drink drinks with caffeine in them such as soda or coffee after donating plasma?

Fluids noc caffeine: You need to replace the fluid volume most immediately and caffeine increases blood flow to the kidneys, makes more urine, and thereby reduces plasma volume in the short term. Drink fluids but not caffeine. ...Read more

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Is normal anxiety different from caffeine induced anxiety? When i drink coffee, i feel very unsettled and can't make it stop.

Is normal anxiety different from caffeine induced anxiety? When i drink coffee, i feel very unsettled and can't make it stop.

Don't drink coffee: Patient: it hurts every time i hit my thumb w/hammer. Doctor: then don't hit your thumb w/hammer. Anxiety is anxiety in terms of experience. What's different is cause. You know the cause. Better yet, it's avoidable. So stop drinking coffee. If you're really curious, pay attention to what happens when you drink tea, soda, or energy drinks as they all have caffeine to varying degrees. Chocolate, too. ...Read more

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Have a tooth in the front on bottom hurts in the am when i get up. And wen i drink coffee what is wrong. Can't see that it has a hole in it?

Have a tooth in the front on bottom hurts in the am when i get up. And wen i drink coffee what is wrong. Can't see that it has a hole in it?

Needs exam: Hard to say exactly what the problem is without seeing the tooth and looking at a radiograph. It may have a cavity that you cannot see, or you may be grinding your teeth at night, hitting the tooth and causing inflammation. Either way have a local dentist look at it. ...Read more

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I feel headache when I don't drink coffee in the morning?

I feel headache when I don't drink coffee in the morning?

Headaches & Caffeine: Those who drink coffee (caffeine) on a regular basis are very likely to suffer from withdrawal headaches when they don't drink/consume it. These headaches can be significant and usually go away when caffeine is taken -- however that may not be the best thing to do -- particularly if you are trying to stop your caffeine use. ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of coffee to drink that won't create a mild physical dependence?

What is a healthy amount of coffee to drink that won't create a mild physical dependence?

Caffeine addiction: One can become physiologically habituated to caffeine by drinking only 1-2 cups of coffee per day. You would notice this if you used coffee daily for awhile, and then stopped suddenly. Caffeine withdrawal leads to headache, muscle aches and pains, fatigue, foggy-headed thinking, etc. ...Read more

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Everday morning a cup of coffee, without which i feel more lethargic than normal if i don't drink..Am i addicted?

Everday morning a cup of coffee, without which i feel more lethargic than normal if i don't drink..Am i addicted?

Coffee addiction?: Addicted? Probably not. Physiologically dependent, very possibly. Caffeine is a stimulant. The brain actually changes a little with chronic exposure to caffeine, and abrupt cessation of caffeine can trigger a pretty significant withdrawal reaction--headache, trembling, anxiousness, jitteriness, difficulty concentrating, faster heart rate, etc. Not a big deal. It usually takes about a week to go aw. ...Read more

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How much coffee is too much? I probably drink about 36 oz a day. I also drink 4-5 liters of water a day. Doesn't bother me, but want to be healthy.

How much coffee is too much? I probably drink   about 36 oz  a day. I also drink 4-5 liters of water a day. Doesn't bother me, but want to be healthy.

Two to three: The best amount of caffeine to have is about 300 mg or less per day. This equates to about 2-3 cups, depending on how strong they are. Drinking more is not unsafe per se, but you won't get any additional alertness, and the diuretic effects will make you urinate frequently. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to deal with drowsiness? It's a side effect of my medication. I don't drink coffee.

How to deal with drowsiness? It's a side effect of my medication. I don't drink coffee.

Well : There are several approaches if medicine causes drowsiness take it at bedtime or drink tea to stay awake or start drinking coffee also fresh air cool air conditioning and exercise can help you stay awake also getting eight hours sleep and Can help you be more awake during the daytime ...Read more

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What is a good pattern to drink tea or coffee so I don't develop a caffeine dependence?

What is a good pattern to drink tea or coffee so I don't develop a caffeine dependence?

Just minimize.: Make a conscious decision to have, say, one or two cups a day, and that's it. No more. Not even decaf. You have to control it, and it won't take you over. ...Read more

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How should I cut back on drink coffee (caffeine consumption). I feel like I can't function without my coffee. ?

How should I cut back on drink coffee (caffeine consumption). I feel like I can't function without my coffee. ?

Gradually: Any changes to a habit should be made gradually. You can cut back by one cup every one or two weeks and compensate for the reduced caffeine with exercise, increased lighting, etc. http://www.wikihow.com/Quit-Caffeine ...Read more

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Is 1 cup of coffee with milk and sugar a day alright? If i don't drink a cup each time i wake up, i get headaches.

Is 1 cup of coffee with milk and sugar a day alright? If i don't drink a cup each time i wake up, i get headaches.

Addiction: No human body needs caffeine, sugar or milk (another form of high sugar food) once they are an adult. Your headaches are your body's proof to you that you have an addiction. If you go a few days without coffee these headaches will disappear. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

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