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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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What are the consequences of drinking alcohol after taking allergy medicine?

Depends: It is not advisable to drink if taking sedating antihistamines, but it should be all right with prescription nasal sprays. A few drinks with non-sedating antihistamines is generally tolerated. ...Read more

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Does hot feet and tingling of the feet after drinking alcohol mean alcohol allergy if not what causes it?

Does hot feet and tingling of the feet after drinking alcohol mean alcohol allergy if not what causes it?

NO.: This is likely a unique response to alcohol excess and/or an inability to efficiently metabolize alcohol. Less likely, these symptoms could represent a psychological response to excess alcohol intake. ...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

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Intermittent throat irritation and lymph node swelling, throat tightness after drinking alcohol. Doc suggested allergies, but Claritin (loratadine) is ineffective?

Intermittent throat irritation and lymph node swelling, throat tightness after drinking alcohol. Doc suggested allergies, but Claritin (loratadine) is ineffective?

ENT consult advised: Your symptoms could be allergic in nature, but due to the persistence of the symptoms, further evaluation is indicated. An ENT evaluation is recommended. While waiting for your appt., recommend trial of Zyrtec (cetirizine) at night and stopping alcohol products. If you smoke, stop now. ...Read more

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How much time should I wait after drinking alcohol to take my pills.?

How much time should I wait after drinking alcohol to take my pills.?

What are your pills?: and how much alcohol are we talking about. I am always concerned when someone is going to a stranger online to ask these questions, rather than the prescribing doctor or their pharmacist, and I think my concern is that they are drinking far more than they are comfortable telling them about. Even social drinking can be dangerous with some medications, and larger amounts more so. Talk to your MD! ...Read more

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How long after taking propranolol (20mg) should I wait before drinking alcohol? I take it for anxiety during presentations. 4 hours? 12 hours? 1 day?

24 hours: Propranolol slows your heart rate. It should be completely out of your system before using alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant which can also slow your heart rate. You should wait 24 hours, even though it may be out of you system a little sooner. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol do I have to wait to take .25 mg xanax (alprazolam)? I do not take Xanax (alprazolam) regularly, I only use it situationally.

How long after drinking alcohol do I have to wait to take .25 mg xanax (alprazolam)? I do not take Xanax (alprazolam) regularly, I only use it situationally.

Until you are sober: I would not recommend taking xanax (alprazolam) at all, until you're completely sober and you have been prescribed this by your physician. If you're being treated for anxiety or depression, i would suggest stopping alcohol because it complicates your recovery. If you're withdrawing from alcohol and having anxiety & shakiness related to that, i would suggest getting help for your alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after drinking alcohol to take flu medicine?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How long do I have to wait after drinking alcohol to take flu medicine?

Alcohol & Medication: Depending on amount of alcohol consumed & what type of medications. Usually, moderate consumption of alcohol when taken within 1-2 hours of sedating or blood pressure lowering type of medications can add to sedation & is not advised. Also there is additive effect on stomach & liver. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more