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Doctor insights on: Giving Up Alchohol

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Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?

Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?

Not expected.: Alcohol usually worsens itching unless one has drunk oneself into a semi-stupor. Not all itching is induced by histamine and thus it may not work at all. Dry skin is the most common cause for itching without a rash, consider applying a moisturizer <3 mins after bathing to see if this helps. Make sure that no new medication or supplement was introduced shortly before the onset of itching. ...Read more

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When after giving up drinking beer do we start losing weight?

When after giving up drinking beer do we start losing weight?

NO RELATION: Are you following a diet.Giving up beer as a way of loosing weight is not a reliable diet.Exercise, eat healthy and give up alcohol at the same time then you can talk about loosing weight. ...Read more

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3 year old has been throwing up for 8 hours. Noticed hands are shaking and no strength. Popsicle, tsp of water all comes up.

3 year old has been throwing up for 8 hours. Noticed hands are shaking and no strength. Popsicle, tsp of water all comes up.

Visit ER: Unless it's a flu syndrome the family has passed to each other, I recommend taking him to the ER for evaluation and possibly IV fluids. In IL, there has been this recent shivering 24 hour flu going around, but best not to take any chances. ...Read more

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Knees feel weak and like jello after throwing up 7 times last night. I'm not throwing up anymore and am drinking fluids. Cause?

Knees feel weak and like jello after throwing up 7 times last night. I'm not throwing up anymore and am drinking fluids. Cause?

Not positive - maybe: Gastroenteritis. See you are a binge eater- were you overextended when you began vomiting. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Effects on body after giving up heavy weed habit?

Effects on body after giving up heavy weed habit?

Congratulations!: Most likely you will start feeling better quickly after giving up a heavy marijuana habit. You might have more energy and more drive to accomplish things at work and home. Best of luck. Stay away from people who are also smoking marijuana as this may trigger you to restart ...Read more

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Why is my two monrh old baby falling asleep during bottle feeding before finish the bottle and than waking up after 10 or 15 minutes to continue?

Why is my two monrh old baby falling asleep during bottle feeding before finish the bottle and than waking up after 10 or 15 minutes to continue?

Maybe abnormal : This may be normal or it could be a sign your baby is working too hard to eat. See your pediatrician to review your baby's growth and overall health. If there is something else making your baby fatigued while eating, your doctor can detect what the trouble is. ...Read more

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When do my risks drop after quitting drinking and abusing drugs?

When do my risks drop after quitting drinking and abusing drugs?

Immediately: The difficulty is to stay sober and off all drugs in the long run. Stay the course! ...Read more

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Throwing up everything. Took excessive for migrain. Threw that up too. Water too.

Throwing up everything. Took excessive for migrain. Threw that up too. Water too.

?dehydration: Wonder if your migraines have gotten totally out of control, and if so, your vomiting will lead to dehydration making all of this worse. If this does not settle down, head to hospital ER, as you may well need IV fluids and additional attention. ...Read more

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If i drink too much alcohol i vomit every 20mins the next day for 6 hours, everyone else drinks MUCH more and wake up fine? Why does it make me vomit

An enzyme deficiency: you most likely have a deficiency in either alcohol dehydrogenase or aldehyde dehydrogenase. This can be a genetic inborn deficiency Which would cause a buildup of metabolites resulting in vomiting. There are various levels of deficiencies some are worse than others. You can undergo testing to determine if you have one of these deficiencies ...Read more

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Will nyquil and dayquil mess up my mind?

Will nyquil and dayquil mess up my mind?

No: Nyquil is more likely to negatively impair alertness and cognition but even it is a short lived change. ...Read more

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My husbands eyes are reddish all of the time, much worse when he drinks beer, his legs swell after beer drinking too are the two related?

My husbands eyes are reddish all of the time, much worse when he drinks beer, his legs swell after beer drinking too are the two related?

See a Doctor: There are many causes of chronic red eyes. He should see and eye doctor to determine the exact cause. The leg swelling is likely not related and could be a serious issue. He should see his medical doctor asap to evaluate. ...Read more