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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

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 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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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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I get a lump in my throat when i drink alcohol. What could be wrong?

I get a lump in my throat when i drink alcohol. What could be wrong?

Not sure.: I don't know what the physiology is. However if this consistently occurs, it may be sign not to drink alcohol. ...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


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