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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)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...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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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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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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