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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

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Hi, do you think I can drink whiskey after taking melatonin?

Hi, do you think I can drink whiskey after taking melatonin?

Wrong question: The question isn't whether you CAN, the question is whether you SHOULD. Of course you can, and I am guessing that you either have or you probably will. One of the common causes of insomnia, that most doctors don't ever think of, is in people who drink regularly at night, which actually destroys normal sleep architecture and promotes insomnia. Whiskey on top of melatonin doesn't help, it hurts. ...Read more

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If I have at least one whiskey shot a day, is my liver damaged?

If I have at least one whiskey shot a day, is my liver damaged?

How much whiskey?: Your risk of alcohol-related liver disease is largely dependent on how much you consume & for how long. If by "at least one whiskey/day" you really mean three or four, then yes you are placing your liver at risk. Risk is further magnified by added insults to your liver (medications, occupational exposures, underlying familial or viral liver diseases, or prior cirrhosis) as well as female gender. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink whiskey that was stored for a long time (6 months) in leaded crystal?

It is often stored: Most, if not all, glass-bottles have some lead in it, espcially thick, older bottles. Unless they break, lead-glass bottles are safe for storage purposes and should not pose health risk unless broken etc...So, your whiskey should be fine. Whiskey that is aged for 12-yrs or longer is even nicer--smooth! drink responsibly, member52213. Be safe and don't drink and drive. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if i took a 100 mg budeprion sr pill and also took a shot of whiskey?

Should i be worried if i took a 100 mg budeprion sr pill and also took a shot of whiskey?

See below : If you are reading this, i guess you are ok. Seriously, one time use is not an issue but continued use may indicate a drinking issue. ...Read more

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What are the most common negative effects of drinking Dry-gin (whiskey) on human, how much is safe?

What are the most common negative effects of drinking Dry-gin (whiskey) on human, how much is safe?

Liver disease.: Whiskey contains ethyl alcohol (EtOH), which is a toxin to the liver. Usually there is a constant rate of EtOH metabolism to remove the toxin, but if a person is drinking faster then the elimination rate, liver damage can occur. ...Read more

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What are the effects of mixing tylenol (acetaminophen) and whiskey?

What are the effects of mixing tylenol (acetaminophen) and whiskey?

Liver damage?: Alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) both may damage the liver at high doses, and their effects may be additive. ...Read more

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Can I drink whiskey and take paracetamol together?

Can I drink whiskey and take paracetamol together?

Not a good combo: Proper degradation of paracetamol depends on healthy liver and whiskey, especially in excess, is not a good thing for the liver. High doses of paracetamol and whiskey together can be quite dangerous--liver failure. I would advise good judgement on this one. You have only one liver! be good, be safe, be alive! consult doc if you need meds for treating pain/fever/headaches? Good luck. ...Read more

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When I drink whiskey I brake out in hives. Why is that? Should I be worried?

When I drink whiskey I brake out in hives. Why is that? Should I be worried?

See an Allergist: An IgE immune response to whiskey would be quite rare, but possible. Rye allergy (reaction would occur with many beers also), or sensitivity to an additive would be expected. Alcohol itself decreases threshold for histamine release, which would explain hives for non-allergic person. Important to determine the cause as treatment strategy (and knowing what else to look out for) varies. ...Read more

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