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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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Drinking lemon juice help while eye infection and throat infection ?

Drinking lemon juice help while eye infection and throat infection
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No: There is no reason to suspect lemon juice will help either an eye or throat infection. Antibiotics are treatment of choice; go see your doctor! ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol treat bladder or other infections?

Can drinking alcohol treat bladder or other infections?

No: No, drinking alcohol will not treat bladder or other infections. In fact, heavy drinking may suppress your immunity, and cause more difficulty for you. Please see your physician for treatment of any infections. ...Read more

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I got alcohol in my eye last night, it may be rubbing, possibly drinking alcohol, i washed out with water and milk. It is burning and feels like sand paper is in it. Please help

I got alcohol in my eye last night, it may be rubbing, possibly drinking alcohol, i washed out with water and milk. It is burning and feels like sand paper is in it.  Please help

Both : Both drinking or rubbing alcohol will cause chemical burn on the cornea and conjunctiva. It is very painful condition and predispose the patient to infection. For this reason, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist and be placed on antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

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Why specifically is my left eye bloodshot the day after drinking alcohol but the right eye seems ok?

Why specifically is my left eye bloodshot the day after drinking alcohol but the right eye seems ok?

Red eye: That is the way you are. Due to flushing (vasodilation) to subconjunctival blood vessel. Use refresh tears (over the counter). Won't worry if no issues with vision. Maybe you wink too much with left eye when having a few drink. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes itch after drinking alcohol?

Why do my eyes itch after drinking alcohol?

Stop Drinking alcoho: Stop drinking alcohol and see if condition improves. ...Read more

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R Eyelid swells & not itchy. Dr said looks allergy but would be in both eyes. Happens after drinking alcohol or stress/anxiety. Stumped on what causes?

R Eyelid swells & not itchy. Dr said looks allergy but would be in both eyes. Happens after drinking alcohol or stress/anxiety. Stumped on what causes?

Alcohol flush syn : I found the following explanation in Wikipedia: "Alcohol flush reaction is a condition in which an individual develops flushes or blotches associated with erythema on the face, neck, shoulders, and, in some cases, the entire body after consuming alcoholic beverages. The reaction is the result of an accumulation of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of the catabolic metabolism of alcohol". ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more