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Why Do I Get A Sore Throat When I Drink 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my throat get sore when I drink cold water? I can drink anything else cold but if I drink water cold, my throat hurts and gets sore.
Pharyngeal spasm: See your local physician or ENT specialist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have a really painful sore throat. i got it when i finished drinking chocolate. It hurts to talk, swallow and yawn. ?
See doctor: to rule out strep. Try salt water gargles. ...Read more
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