Alcohol Drinking

The drinking of alcohol affects the digestive system by producing more acids and enzymes. Prolonged alcohol drinking leads to inflammation of liver tissues and liver damage. Damage of the pancreas due to alcohol leads to hyperglycemia. The effect of alcohol drinking on the central nervous system is very severe, leading to frontal lobe damages.

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I get small, non-itchy bumps after alcohol consumption. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,There are several small bumps similar to hives but they are not red. These small bumps are all over the hands, legs, and chest, and they are itching. They arose after alcohol consumption. I take an anti-allergic tablet for this.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. This looks like a heat rash, medically known as miliaria (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is caused by blockage of sweat ducts and can get worsened by sweating and heat. Take a cold bath twice a day and avoid co...  Read Full »

I have been facing the side effects of alcohol 11 days after consumption. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. I got extremely drunk 11 days ago, and my brain has not recovered yet. My memory is a bit foggy, especially short-term, and I can still taste spirits in my mouth. My cognitive function is slowly recovering. For the first week, my whole brain was numb. I do not dri...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It happens due to dehydration. Drinking too much alcohol causes dehydration and which leads to such symptoms. So the best way to recover is to take plenty of fluids such as water and juices, it will help to clear out alcohol, and you will...  Read Full »

I have a stomachache and vomiting after consuming alcohol. How to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, I had alcohol last night; after waking up, I have been vomiting and have stomach aches. I have been vomiting for three to four hours, about five to six times. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. The excess vomiting and stomachache after binge alcohol drinking is due to 3 main reasons- 1) Severe gastritis caused by alcohol. 2) Mallory Weiss tear in the stomach or esophagus. 3) Pancreatitis. I w...  Read Full »

Does regular alcohol intake affect the HIV antibody test results in any way?

Query: Hello doctor,Does regular intake of alcohol, say 150 mL daily, affect the HIV antibody tests. If so, can I go for an RNA PCR test in such cases?  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is unlikely for the test result to be affected by alcohol intake. You can undergo the test as advised by your doctor. Please revert for any further queries.  Read Full »

What might have slowed down the rate of my alcohol metabolism?

Query: Hello doctor,I need help. We have zero-tolerance for alcohol at work. I had some alcohol eight hours (3 to 4 ounces) before work started. I am a 190-pound, good, shape male 70 inches and 48 years old. Based on the 1 ounce per hour metabolism, I was sure I would be in the clear. I do not have thyroid...  Read Full »

Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, hypothyroidism does not cause slower metabolism of alcohol. What was your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone)? Are you taking medications?  Read Full »

I have clear white bumps in the corner of the mouth. What could they be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have small clear white bumps in the corner of the mouth. It is not hurting. Some are very small. They are more than 20 in number. I am currently taking Vitamin D3 supplements and Iron supplements.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and understand you are worried about the lesions (bumps) on the corner of your lips. There are many reasons behind this kind of lesion. It is caused mainly by nutrients, dehydration, or a viral infection. The virus is named herpes, and it c...  Read Full »

What is the relation between psoriatic arthritis and neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from psoriatic arthritis for a few years, nothing serious, but I do experience bouts of soreness in my finger joints, especially overnight. Lately, I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my hands overnight that resemble a burning sensation, enough to keep me a...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly answer the following questions to help you better; 1) Is there a discoloration of the hands? 2) Do you have redness? 3) Do you have pain when you touch the skin? 4) Do you have diabetes, renal problem, or exposure to pesticide...  Read Full »

Why does my shortness of breath feel fine when I work out?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21-years-old male. My height is 6'2," and my weight is 270 lbs. I have had shortness of breath for the past three months, and I quit smoking and drinking two weeks ago. When I work out, I feel fine, but every day from the minute I wake up till the minute I fall asleep, I feel l...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Glad that you are in the process of quitting drinks. The problem of your shortness in breathing could be due to the following; 1) Obesity: When you work out, you are forcing your lungs to breathe more deeply, and hence you feel better. When you are at re...  Read Full »

Can a person allergic to alcohol take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor,Though I am allergic to wines and alcohol, I have been consuming alcohol for 30 years. Also, I am taking heart medicines and blood thinner. For the last three years, my allergy has worsened. And recently, I found that I am allergic to clove, cinnamon, etc.,How to treat this?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, it can be treated. But once you are allergic to some product or food, the best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid that particular food or product. Allergy is a sign or warning that you should...  Read Full »

Does drinking alcohol after fasting result in burping up brownish acid?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 39-year-old male with acid reflux. I am taking Phentermine 37.5 mg for weight loss. On Wednesday, I ended up getting my COVID vaccine. The next day, I had a fever (took two medicine for fever that day) and returned to normal on Friday. Then yesterday (Saturday), I fasted all day and...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Alcohol is the cause of gastritis, inflammation of the stomach lining. And it can cause nausea, vomiting, pain, and sometimes blood as well. Taking alcohol on an empty stomach has more of these above-mentioned symptoms than taking on a full stomach or fed stomach...  Read Full »

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