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Why do I get sore throat after drinking alcohol?

Why do I get sore throat after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol> sore throat: I don't know why you get a sore throat when drinking alcohol. However, regular alcohol use can irritate the throat. Peruse this article to see if any of it sounds like you: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/546751-can-drinking-alcohol-cause-a-sore-throat/. ...Read more

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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 can cause a sore throat after drinking alcohol?

What can cause a sore throat after drinking alcohol?

Sore Throat: Hello, this is a difficult question to answer with such limited information. A sore throat can come from a reaction to the alcohol, the alcohol itself could be harsh, or you could possibly have gerd or reflux. Probably a good reason to avoid alcohol and see your doctor for a throat evaluation. ...Read more

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I was wondering if drinking alcohol effects a sore throat?

I was wondering if drinking alcohol effects a sore throat?

Sometimes: Alcohol can irritate the throat - especially if you are drinking a high proof without another beverage mixed in. ...Read more

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Can drinking shots of alcohol give someone a sore throat?

Can drinking shots of alcohol give someone a sore throat?

Potentially: Particularly if drinking "high-test" stuff--like >90 proof (>45% ethanol). Everclear (190 proof) absolutely does this, and can even cause pain in mouth and to lips (one reason why not sold widely). Depends on experience and tolerance of drinker. Please drink w/a dd & in moderation, no matter what your poison! ...Read more

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Sore throat one month, only looks red in back of throat. Black painless round dot in cheek, could be related or a bite? Non smoker, I do drink alcohol.

Sore throat one month, only looks red in back of throat. Black painless round dot in cheek, could be related or a bite? Non smoker, I do drink alcohol.

Needs to be checked: You do have other medical problems and taking meds. The throat looking red and the black painless round dot naads to be checked and may need biopsy if indicated after examination
Consult your Family Physician ...Read more

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Why do I get a sore throat the day after drinking wine?

Drinking alcohol....: ...Relaxes the muscles of the throat and increases snoring. It may put you to sleep, but the quality of sleep is often worse. You are likely snoring more, sleeping with your mouth open, and drying out the mucus membranes of your throat, thus causing irritation. ...Read more

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Why when I drink lucozade I always get a sore throat for days afterwards?

Why when I drink lucozade I always get a sore throat for days afterwards?

Citric Acid: There is 5% citric acid in it and lactic acid. your throat must be sensitive to the acid. Plain orange juice does this to some people. Drink water afterward to reduce the concentration of acid or take a peptic like tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more

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What can I eat or drink to get rid of a sore throat?

What can I eat or drink to get rid of a sore throat?

Some options: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.
Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. ...Read more

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Why I can't drink cold drinks anymore every time I drink cold drink or cold water I get sore throat?

Why I can't drink cold drinks anymore every time I drink cold drink or cold water I get sore throat?

Esophageal spasm: Cold liquids can sometimes trigger spasms of the esophagus. Esophageal spasms can cause difficulty swallowing (dysphasia) or pain. Suggest you see a gastroenterologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Every time I drinking plain water cold or not I get sore throat. I'm not sick and if I add flavoring it don't hurt just with plain water it does.

Every time I drinking plain water cold or not I get sore throat. I'm not sick and if I add flavoring it don't hurt just with plain water it does.

You have the answer: You may add non-caloric flavoring. Try some fruit flavoring, eg. With slices of lemon, orange, strawberries etc, rather than chemical flavoring.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I keep getting a very sore back of my neck about a day after drinking alcohol, is this normal?

I keep getting a very sore back of my neck about a day after drinking alcohol, is this normal?

Interesting, No: "Is that normal": No. But, what is the mechanism? Not clear. Both sides, back of neck? Any other muscle involvement? If both sides and no other symptoms then maybe stress issues associated with drinking. Do you get migraine or tension headaches? If one side then maybe something to do with how you sleep. If other symptoms then possibilities expand. ...Read more

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History of lung congestion and phlem from childhood. If I drink smthing cold I'm likely to get sore throat, cough, fever. How to improve lung resistance?

Lung Resistance: Best bet will be to have lung function test (PFT), to be evaluated by lung doctor (pulmonologist). It will identify if you have any problem. Regarding frequent congestion and phlegm, you may have chronic sinus problem. You may need antibiotic course. One stop shop at pulmonologist should be helpful. Hope this helps. Let me know. Thanks. ...Read more

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I had 3 alcoholic drinks and ate food around 3am today I woke up Vomiting 3 to 6 times back pain sore throat. Alcohol or food poisoning or flu maybe?

I had 3 alcoholic drinks and ate food around 3am today I woke up Vomiting 3 to 6 times back pain sore throat. Alcohol or food poisoning or flu maybe?

Gastroenteritis: Most commonly this is due to a transient viral infection, but with the history you provide any of the things you were guessing about may have occurred. It is not something that can be diagnosed long distance. Good luck and I hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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