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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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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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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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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?

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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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