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How does whiskey work as a cough suppresent?

How does whiskey work as a cough suppresent?

It doesn't: It doesn't that's why it isn't recommended. It will warm the throat and loosen mucus because of the warming action of the whiskey itself but it might actually worsen the cough after the "shot." why not trial honey first? ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Is tennesee honey whiskey good for a cough?

Is tennesee honey whiskey good for a cough?

Depends: Will it help your cough? Probably not. Will it taste good and perhaps be soothing? It might. ...Read more

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On-off cough since a month doc said simple bronchitis coz of viral infection.Had cold earlier. Is it ok to have whisky with friends? Please advise.

On-off cough since a month doc said simple bronchitis coz of viral infection.Had cold earlier. Is it ok to have whisky with friends? Please advise.

Alcohol: The effect of alcohol on viral infections is not well known, but alcohol in the bloodstream limits the function of wbcs that fight bacterial infection. From what you describe, moderate alcohol consumption should be ok. ...Read more

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I have had 8 shots of whiskey today and just took NyQuil and just read not to do that will I be ok?

I have had 8 shots of whiskey today and just took NyQuil  and just read not to do that will I be ok?

Not recommended: You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with NyQuil. if you experience a fever, chills, joint pain or swelling call 911. ...Read more

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Can we say whiskey can make a person relax mentally for some time as its positive effect especially to a person who is experiencing mental trauma.

Can we say whiskey can make a person relax mentally for some time as its positive effect especially to a person who is experiencing mental trauma.

Avoid alcohol: Alcohol is a depressant and interferes with coping ability unless use is minimal. If you are suffering from stress, alcohol as a treatment is a terrible idea! It leads to abuse and worsening of the stress. Your best bet, is a full physical by your doc, with appropriate testing, to be sure you don't have something physically wrong that affects your ability to cope, then get referral to Psych. ...Read more

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Help please! could crocin be taken after whiskey?

Help please! could crocin be taken after whiskey?

Not advisable: Crocin is a brand name for tylenol (acetaminophen) and the toxicity of this drug, even in low doses, is increased by drinking, especially drinking in large amounts. The combination of regular drinking and regular Acetaminophen is potentially hazardous to the liver, and should be avoided. If we are talking one drink and one tylenol every so often, it is probably not a problem. ...Read more

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My date just fainted from taking too much whiskey. What do I do?

My date just fainted from taking too much whiskey. What do I do?

Call 911: If she is unresponsive she needs medical attention asap. ...Read more

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How effective is whiskey or mixed drink for a toothache?

How effective is whiskey or mixed drink for a toothache?

Not Effective: I guess if you're drunk enough, you won't care about your toothache for a while, but alcohol doesn't cure or help a toothache in any significant or long-term way. Your symptoms may subside for a while, but they will definitely come back vehemently in the future. The only way to take care of this problem is to see a dentist. The sooner the better! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of days whiskey dick last for?

Can you tell me what number of days whiskey dick last for?

Depends: If it was a matter of one episode of heavy drinking - a binge - it should be better by the next day. However, if you are a regular drinker, alcohol has many potential hormonal effects, and can lower testosterone and other hormone levels, and in very heavy drinkers that can be a long-term problem. If you have a drinking problem, see your doctor for help and/or a referral, if not - stop or cut down. ...Read more