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When I drink alcohol my ears go red and becomes warm why?

When I drink alcohol my ears go red and becomes warm why?

Dilatation of vessel: Alcohol is causing dilatation of blood vessels and that shows on your ears. It also may make you feel warm, but it is dangerous in cold environment, because you are loosing body heat. ...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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Can I "drink" alcohol with swimmers ear?

Can I "drink" alcohol with swimmers ear?

Swimmers ear: Your question is a good one, but it's a little confusing. It's confusing because there is a medical condition called swimmers ear and there is an ear drop by same name. The ear drop, interestingly, is an alcohol-based ear drop, but it's a different kind of alcohol than you would drink. Bottom line, whether you're using swimmers ear drops or just suffering with the ear condition, okay to drink. ...Read more

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For the last two month alcohol consumption has been causing ear pain and swollen cervical nodes. One drink is all it takes.

For the last two month alcohol consumption has been causing ear pain and swollen cervical nodes. One drink is all it takes.

Not sure why: I asked one of my ENT colleagues if he had seen this, and he said he had not. I don't know why alcohol would do this, and it may actually be some kind of allergic reaction. It seems, though, that you keep trying to test it, so it would appear that drinking is important to you. I would see your pcp, and an ENT consultation (ears, nose&throat) might be necessary. Talk to your doctor about drinking. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking 500mg three times a day of Amoxicillin for an ear infection. And how long will the medicine stay in my system.?

Can I drink alcohol while taking 500mg three times a day of Amoxicillin for an ear infection. And how long will the medicine stay in my system.?

Depends/all week: A drink occasionally will not interfere with the drug. The idea of taking it 3 times a day is to maintain a relatively constant level of the antibiotic in your system for the duration of treatment. After you stop, it is gone in about a day. ...Read more

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If I finished a z-pak for an ear infection 2 days ago is it safe to drink alcohol?

If I finished a z-pak for an ear infection 2 days ago is it safe to drink alcohol?

Z-pack: We cannot advise children. We have to assume you are underage since you didn't post your age. ...Read more

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I am in cancun, came down with what I think is a sinus/ear infection... still want to be able to drink alcohol but want to relive the presure from my head what can I do... most medicine in Mexico is apparently over the counter?

I am in cancun, came down with what I think is a sinus/ear infection... still want to be able to drink alcohol but want to relive the presure from my head what can I do... most medicine in Mexico is apparently over the counter?

Surgery may not help: I am a doctor who suffered for years with sinus infections. Do the following:
1.Avoid anything cold.
2.no soda.
3.I use Sovereign Silver spray when I feel like I am getting another attack. Its safe and natural. U won't get it in Mexico : (
4.I use VICKS topically as much as I can.
5.I use a humidifier at night
6.I drink lots of water.

Good L ...Read more

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When I drink alcohol, my head/vision spins really easily, even when I'm not drunk. Why?

When I drink alcohol, my head/vision spins really easily, even when I'm not drunk. Why?

Hard to say: You say you're having physical reactions to alcohol as if you're drunk although you're not. Many physical factors could be contributing to this reaction. Suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. Tell your doctor just what you're saying here. Let your doctor evaluate your symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My head hurts when I drink alcohol, why?

Blood vessel dilated: alcohol both directly and via a metabolite causes blood vessels to dilate, particularly in skin but also in the brain. The metabolite that does this, acetaldehyde, is poorly metabolized by some people, who tend to get both skin flushing and headaches, and even dizziness and fainting from low blood pressure. This is more common in Asians and Native Americans, but can occur in others. Stop drinking. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma on my head, its been 4 days since the fall. Can I drink alcohol?

I have a hematoma on my head, its been 4 days since the fall. Can I drink alcohol?

Hard to say: Did your use of alcohol having anything to do with your having a fall? I have a considerable bias because of my line of work in chemical dependency treatment, but it has been my experience that when ANYBODY asks if they can drink alcohol after (take your pick) surgery, antibiotics, an accident etc etc etc., I wonder about how important alcohol is in their lives, and whether its already a problem. ...Read more

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When I drink alcohol, after about 2 hours, while still drinking. I get a headache at the top of my head and temples. It's only been happening for the?

When I drink alcohol, after about 2 hours, while still drinking. I get a headache at the top of my head and temples. It's only been happening for the?

2 hours?: You habitually drink for 2 hours straight? There's your problem. It's your body telling you it's time to quit. It's giving you good advice. Listen to it. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol 3 days after a minor head injury?

Can I drink alcohol 3 days after a minor head injury?

Concussion: Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. I would not recommend drinking alcohol until all symptoms have resolved. Some symptoms of concussion: thinking, remembering, emotional, sleep, difficulty thinking clearly, headache, fuzzy or blurry vision, irritability, sleeping more than usual, and feeling slowed down. ...Read more

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When I drink alcohol nowadays my head hurts. Could I have become allergic to it?

When I drink alcohol nowadays my head hurts. Could I have become allergic to it?

It's not "allergy": Allergy really means activity of our immune system, and that isn't what this is. Alcohol causes headaches in MANY people, and sometimes the reaction is not only from the alcohol but other substances in the beverage, like nitrates in wines. People with migraine are often highly sensitive to these effects and may routinely get headache. Stop or cut down, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my head and knocked a tooth out 6 days ago I feel fine would it be ok to drink alcohol?

I hit my head and knocked a tooth out 6 days ago I feel fine would it be ok to drink alcohol?

Alcohol: If you knocked out a tooth please see a dentist. Do not drink alcohol till you have seen the dentist and care taken for your tooth. ...Read more

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I had post concussion for 3 weeks after a bump to head. I'm now feeling ok for 2 days, is it ok to drink alcohol in 2 more days?

I had post concussion for 3 weeks after a bump to head. I'm now feeling ok for 2 days, is it ok to drink alcohol in 2 more days?

No: Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had post concussion for 3 weeks after a bump to head. I'm now feeling ok for 2 days, is it ok to drink alcohol in 2 more days?

Moderation: Hi JPappas,
That depends on whether there was any structural damage or any seizures as a result. If there weren't then it would be OK provided that it is in moderation.
Best of luck,
Dr. Ayman Omar ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol two weeks after concussion 2 weeks ago on the 29th I hit my head snowboarding a suffered from a concussion. I lost my memory but it is back now. On friday my brother wants me to drink with him. I have no symtoms and my concentr

Is it okay to drink alcohol two weeks after concussion 2 weeks ago on the 29th I hit my head snowboarding a suffered from a concussion. I lost my memory but it is back now. On friday my brother wants me to drink with him. I have no symtoms and my concentr

While: While there is probably no scientific proof that alcohol in moderation (that is, one or two servings -- a serving of alcohol is about 1 oz. Of liquor, 4 oz. Of wine, or 8 oz of beer) is harmful after major symptoms of a concussion have passed, it may be better to be safe than sorry. Things like memory loss suggest that a brain injury was more than just mild. An injured brain may be more sensitive to smaller doses of alcohol, with unpredictable results. Every one who drinks needs a sober companion (a "designated driver") and this may also be a good reason to pass on the alcohol this time around.

The evidence is clear on the importance of reducing the risk of a second head injury. Wear a helmet for activities that involve a chance of concussion. Don't reuse a helmet after a crash -- destroy it (so it doesn't get sold at a yard sale and used by someone else) or return it to the manufacturer (many have return services), and get a new helmet.

After all, your brain is yours for life, and the injuries it suffers today may have serious consequences later. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol the night before a CT head scan?

Can you drink alcohol the night before a CT head scan?

Yes -in Moderation: Drinking alcohol by itself will not affect the results of a CT scan. That type of imaging test is relatively insensitive to the effects of alcohol at the cellular level in the brain.
Of course drinking alcohol in moderation is prudent. Drinking no alcohol at all, ever is the best recommendation I have, but of course this is hard to put into practice. Alcohol is a toxin you see.
What's the CT for? ...Read more

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Can I still drink alcohol after bumping my head? CT scan came back normal, only have a slight headache.

Can I still drink alcohol after bumping my head? CT scan came back normal, only have a slight headache.

Possibly: The correct answer depends of several questions, was there a loss of consciousness? Was a concussion diagnosed? We are realizing more and more that" head bumps" especially bad enough to warrent a CT scan, are not without problems. The brain is a fragile organ, trauma and alcohol are both stressors to good function. Best to consult your treating physician. ...Read more

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Wake up w/ headaches often. If I drink alcohol (even small amounts) I get very painful headaches. Sharp pain behind eyes, forehead, & back of neck.?

Wake up w/ headaches often. If I drink alcohol (even small amounts) I get very painful headaches. Sharp pain behind eyes, forehead, & back of neck.?

HeadacheFromAlcihol: Headache next morning after drinking alcohol the night before can be due to many causes1dehydration and can be prevented by drinking lot of water the night before & in the morning.2It may be related to the chemicals in ethanol like acetaldehyd. Cogeners, flavonoid&Tryptophan3Red wine gives headache in some due to sulphides4Individual Responce. Many get red in face&more prone 5Migraine trigger ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

May just be you: That's high for the lab, I trust? About one person in 1000 always runs a way-high GGT. It's genetic. These folks get accused of being drunks. You're not. Sorry there was a misunderstanding. If everything else is okay, forget it. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?

My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?

Normal: If your ALT is normal, I wouldn't worry about it. AST is an enzyme made by other tissues besides the liver, like red blood cells and bone. Your doctor can check other labs to see where the elevation might be coming from. ...Read more

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I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and I rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait producing a high GGT without drinking or anything else. From time to time, I have to reassure these people's employers, probation officers or whoever that they are not secretly abusing alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with cepalexin?

Can you drink alcohol with cepalexin?

Drug interactions: No drug interactions were found between cephalexin & alcohol using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker.
REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html ...Read more

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Can you take buckleys and drink alcohol?

Can you take buckleys and drink alcohol?

Buckley's coughsyrup: Most products made by Buckley's contain dextromethorphan, a potent cough suppressant. It is not a good idea to drink alcohol with this medication. If your cough persists for more than one week, despite using Buckley's, or if you have high fevers, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on mezavant?

Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on mezavant?

Is there another: Spelling or name for Mezavant? If so - please provide and will check for drug interactions. ...Read more