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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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Why do I get a sore tongue after drinking alcohol?

Why do I get a sore tongue after drinking alcohol?

Dry mouth: Likely because alcohol is dehydrating. Make sure to drink lots of water! ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache everytime i drink alcohol?

Type of alcohol?: Your headache could be due to hard liquor drinks such as mixed drinks (other compounds in the drinks can contribute to headaches), red wine can cause headaches due to nitrates, or you may just have a sensitivity to alcohol in general. Why drink alcoholic drinks if they cause headaches anyway? ...Read more

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

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 do I get a flushed face when I drink alchohol?

Why do I get a flushed face when I drink alchohol?

Vasodilation: Alcohol is a moderately potent vasodilator. As such, consumption of it can cause the capillaries near the skin to dilate, resulting in more blood flow to the skin and a flushed appearance. In addition, certain individuals can lack sufficient alcohol dehydronase, an enzyme that assists in the breakdown of alcohol. This is very common in asians. ...Read more

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Why do I get sore and depressed after drinking alcohol?

Why do I get sore and depressed after drinking alcohol?

I don't know: It's clinical lore that alcohol causes depressive disorders. There is no evidence in the literature to support this. Alcohol is a CNS depressant, which is entirely different than saying a substance causes depressed mood. There are substances that have potential to cause depression (interferon), but alcohol isn't one of them. However, alcohol *intoxication* can cause mood lability (incl depression). ...Read more

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How do I stop gagging when I get a throat culture?

How do I stop gagging when I get a throat culture?

Normal reflex: Some people have the ability to suppress their gag reflex and others do not. Ultimately, the technique of the provider obtaining the throat culture will determine whether or not your gag reflex is triggered. ...Read more

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What can I drink if I have sore throat?

What can I drink if I have sore throat?

Whatever is helpful: Some people's throats feel better after sipping warm drinks, while other people feel better after sipping cold drinks. There are no rules on what one can drink if one has a sore throat, but tart (sour) drinks might make a sore throat worse. ...Read more

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Why do I get a nauseated feeling when I drink milk?

Why do I get a nauseated feeling when I drink milk?

Lactose intolerance?: Nausea is a common symtom of lactose intolerance. Check with your doctor to see if it is that or something else. ...Read more

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Who do I feel like I have to spit so much when I have a sore throat?

Who do I feel like I have to spit so much when I have a sore throat?

Swollen Throat: If you still have your tonsils they could be swollen reducing the amount of space in the back of the throat. Most likely there is post-nasal drip that you are more aware of with irritation or swelling in your throat. Gargling with warm salt water helps the discomfort. Treating the nose and sinus with decongestant or netti pot can be helpful. If symptoms persist then have thorough exam. ...Read more

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Why does everytime i drink a cold drink i get nauseous and feel like i want to throw up?

Why does everytime i drink a cold drink i get nauseous and feel like i want to throw up?

Possibly sensitivity: Of the lining of your stomach and esophagus to cold drinks. It could also suggest irritation in these organs. If these symptoms are worsening, with accompanying symptoms like vomiting, acid reflux, weight loss, loss of appetite and vomiting, consider having an endoscopy. Hope u feel better! ...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 
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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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I never drink soft drink but when I do I feel sick I can't even get through a whole can why???

I never drink soft drink but when I do I feel sick I can't even get through a whole can why???

If you're referring: to a carbonated soft drink, there could be a reason. Carbonated drinks contain Carbon Dioxide (CO2). When it's in the can, CO2 is dissolved in liquid. When you drink it, much of the CO2 becomes a gas that takes up more room in your stomach, it's like blowing up a balloon. When your stomach gets stretched (distended), some people experience pain, burping, fullness, reflux and/or nausea. ...Read more

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I have hoarseness in my throat but after i eat or drink but does not hurt when i swallow.

I have hoarseness in my throat but after i eat or drink but does not hurt when i swallow.

Hoarseness: You may have polyps on your vocal cords or some other problem. Best check with your doctor for his evaluation. He may want to send you to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have a really painful sore throat. i got it when i finished drinking chocolate. It hurts to talk, swallow and yawn. ?

I have a really painful sore throat. i got it when i finished drinking chocolate. It hurts to talk, swallow and yawn. ?

No link...: Unless the drink was shared with somebody....it should not be a factor. You can have a throat infection independent of the drink. Very rarely a contaminant in the drink can cause it. Hope you do not have a thyroid issue......... ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more