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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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Is it okay to drink alcohol while having medication prescribed for conjunctivitis?

Is it okay to drink alcohol while having medication prescribed for conjunctivitis?

Depression: Both have sedative effect, but adding them depends on what antidepressant meds. U are already prescribed. Best to discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking besivance (besifloxacin) for a conjunctivitis bacterial infection in my eye. Can I drink alcohol?

What do you advise if I'm taking besivance (besifloxacin) for a conjunctivitis bacterial infection in my eye. Can I drink alcohol?

Every time I get: This question, nobody ever says "can I have one drink, or drink a six pack." One or two occasional social drinks while being treated for an infection is unlikely to cause problems, but any larger amount or regular drinking is a bad idea. Alcohol impairs our immune function and ability to fight infections, and has drug interactions with a large number of meds, including some antibiotics. ...Read more

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After how many days of treatment from jaundice, can I drink alcohol?

After how many days of treatment from jaundice, can I drink alcohol?

Maybe never.: You may have a liver condition that would make any alcohol intake a very bad idea. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol (500ml - 1l) if I am on doxy + cipro (ciprofloxacin) or is it not recommended? (i am on my 3rd day treatment)

Can I drink alcohol (500ml - 1l) if I am on doxy + cipro (ciprofloxacin) or is it not recommended? (i am on my 3rd day treatment)

No: I am not sure you are being serious in asking whether drinking 1/2 liter to a full liter a day of some kind of distilled sprits is "recommended? " It isn't recommended for ANYBODY, let alone someone being treated for an infection. Since you are on 2 antibiotics, I will assume its a serious infection. Alcohol impairs our immune system and healing. This is a dangerous amount of alcohol. Stop now. ...Read more

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What would happen if I drink alcohol while on treatment with lithobid, Depakote and seroquel (quetiapine)?

What would happen if I drink alcohol while on treatment with lithobid, Depakote and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Nothing helpful: As you have probably been told by your physician, drinking alcohol with medications like lithobid, depakote, and seroquel (quetiapine) is not recommended. It will accentuate central nervous system depression, leaving you sedated or worse. Additionally, alcohol may destabilize your sleep and mood further. Maintaining balance is essential for people on such medications. Please abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?

Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?

Yes, but...: Yes, you can. However, if you are taking certain medications, the alcohol may interact with those. The root canal by itself is not a contraindication to drinking. ...Read more

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Could atheists join and benefit from the "12 steps" alcohol treatment?

Most definitely: Aa does not demand any particular belief, only openness to spirituality. Spirituality is not religion. Aa talks of a "spiritual awakening." you could call it an "emotional awakening" and have it mean the same thing. In fact, I have known of particular aa meetings specifically for atheists and agnostics in some areas. ...Read more

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Are there any drug and alcohol treatment centers available at no cost?

Are there any drug and alcohol treatment centers available at no cost?

See below: The info below will help you find state-specific agency that deals with alcohol and drug-related problems
http://findtreatment. Samhsa. Gov/
http://alcoholism.About. Com/cs/pro/a/blagent. Htm

good luck! ...Read more

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Can I find an alcohol treatment program anywhere?

Can I find an alcohol treatment program anywhere?

Some resources: Below are some online resources for you.
Substance abuse and mental health services administration (samhsa) is a good starting point.

http://findtreatment. Samhsa. Gov/treatmentlocator/faces/quicksearch. Jspx

http://www. Hazelden. Org/

http://center-for-addiction-recovery. Com

http://www. Alcoholalcoholism. Org/national-alcoholism-center-nac

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Why are drug and alcohol treatment programs cost so expensive?

Why are drug and alcohol treatment programs cost so expensive?

Not all are. . .: Private 28 day inpatient programs can be very expensive. Providers associated with a state health care plan (e.g., dept. Health hospital or medicaid) can be reasonable. Once you find a reasonable program, check the qualifications of the providers. What programs do they use? Are they client centered or do they use the same program for everyone? Talk to prior patients and get recommendations. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my husband get an alcohol treatment program?

Is there a way to help my husband get an alcohol treatment program?

U cant make him want: ...To stop & u cannot make him want to drink either. If what u are asking is how to motivate him, the resistance common among alcoholics is formidable. Couples therapy can feel threatening & blaming to him. Best bet is to change yourself - attend al-anon or codependents anonymous. U will learn what u can do to stop enabling his continuing on as he has been, while feeling better about yourself. ...Read more

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Does alcohol treatment usually get covered by insurance?

Does alcohol treatment usually get covered by insurance?

Depends: Some do and some don't. It all depends on your mental health benefits and whether you havd any. Your best bet is to call the 800 number on the back of the ins card or speak with hr at work. Don't let insurance be tge reason not to get help if you need it. ...Read more

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My 24 year old daughter is entering a alcohol treatment center this monday. They do not have a bed and this is their best estima tion of when one will be available. She experiences significant withdrawl symtoms when she abstains from alcohol completely. Sh

My 24 year old daughter is entering a alcohol treatment center this monday. They do not have a bed and this is their best estima tion of when one will be available. She experiences significant withdrawl symtoms when she abstains from alcohol completely. Sh

Don't: Don't know the specifics of "significant withdrawal symptoms" that you mention (such as seizure, visual hallucinations). From a safety perspective she would best be seen by a doctor (on this weekend the emergency room for that matter) to cater temporary treatment to your daughter given the circumstances for now. There is always the risk of a breakthrough seizure or other serious withdrawals from alcohol with or without the continued use of alcohol or xanax (alprazolam)-like medications because the are a couple of things to consider too (such as sleep problems, amount of alcohol used, duration of alcohol misuse) plus I wouldn't detox someone on xanax (alprazolam) being that it is a very short acting sedative. In essence, err on the side of safety when the risk is great. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to go to an alcohol treatment center more than once before it works?

Yes: It is quite common for people struggling with alcoholism to have relapses which requiring additional treatment after discharge. ...Read more

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Ever since an ear ache I always get water in ear which stays for days even with alcohol treatment. Alcohol treatment also stays in ear for days. Why?

Ever since an ear ache I always get water in ear which stays for days even with alcohol treatment. Alcohol treatment also stays in ear for days. Why?

Don't put it in ear: If you are feeling liquid in your ear, it may be a discharge from a middle ear infection with a hole in the eardrum. Do not put alcohol into your ear. It is toxic to tissues, and if you have a perforated eardrum it can cause damage to the delicate structures of the middle ear. See your health care provider and/or an ear, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis c, fibrosis, cirrhosis and renal disease. I need resources for alcohol treatment. Please and thank you?

Liver Disease: I am very proud of you for asking this question. Your health is at significant risk. It is time to stop drinking and it is easier with help. Without knowing much about your life my gut sense is that you need an inpatient program that also has a medical component to it. You have very good programs in california. The betty ford center is excellent. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with small h hernia. Prescribed PPI. Will it go away? Can I drink alcohol? Will it get worse with time?

Diagnosed with small h hernia. Prescribed PPI. Will it go away? Can I drink alcohol? Will it get worse with time?

No alcohol: PPI will not make the hernia go away, it may temporarily relieve symptoms of heartburn.
Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, It will only make matters worse for you.
If you are overweight, lose weight.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, ...Read more

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I've been prescribed medicine for life because of thyroid (not enough hormones)Medicine is L-Tiroksin. Can I drink alcohol? What should I stay away from

I've been prescribed medicine for life because of thyroid (not enough hormones)Medicine is L-Tiroksin. Can I drink alcohol? What should I stay away from

No problem: You are taking thyroid hormone. As long as you maintain a normal thyroid level, you should have no restrictions in what you can do or drink. Alcohol is okay. The only thing to remember is to take the medication by itself, on an empty stomach, and wait at least 40 minutes before eating. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety. I drink alcohol 2x a week. Honestly will it hurt me if I drink on it?

I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety. I drink alcohol 2x a week. Honestly will it hurt me if I drink on it?

Depends: Drinking in moderation will probably have no ill effects. Drinking heavily is rarely good for you, especially when taking prescribed medication. Discuss your drinking habits with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm currently prescribed claravis (accutane) 80mg bid. My dermatologist says I can drink alcohol, but I have mix reviews. Can I drink alcohol accutane?

How much drinking??: According to drugs. Com interactions checker, alcohol and Isotretinoin have at least a moderate interaction, significant enough that they recommend against drinking on this drug, and warn that there may be increased side effects with the combination, including more reddening of the skin. Alcohol is generally not a good idea in people with severe acne anyway. One drink probably wouldn't hurt much. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more