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.

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Is it a bad idea to drink wine with a mild sore throat?

Should be fine. I don't see any downside to having a glass or two when you have a sore throat. It will not have any therapeutic effect either, although some might disagree. Read more...

Sore throat for 7 weeks. Mild. No cough. No trouble swallowing. No enlarged lymph nodes. Had a head cold with sinus problem & took ZPAC that did not change sore throat. Not a smoker. Never a smoker. Drink wine. Age 57. Better in the morning. Took

See ENT. if after all this time the sore throat has not resolved it would be prudent to see a ear nose and throat specialist. A common etiology of prolonged sore throat include gastroesophageal reflux disease. In the meantime, you might try sleeping with the head of youyour head of bed elevated. Also reducing intake of tomato-based products, citrus and spicy foods, caffeine and alcohol. . Read more...
Reflux? You could be having acid reflux, an allergic reaction, post nasal drip from the sinus infection which may not have resolved, or other issues. You really need to see a doctor. Hope all is well. Read more...