Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in a short time. It usually occurs when a man consumes five or more drinks, and a woman consumes four drinks or more in two hours. In this, a person's blood alcohol concentration will reach above 0.8 g/dL. Binge drinking will increase the stress on the heart, causing high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.

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What can cause red hives to appear on the body after drinking alcohol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male aged 24 years with an overall healthy history. However, I have noticed in the recent past a bunch of red hives on (swollen red-colored, not-painful) different parts of the body (knees, legs, cheek, arms) appearing after drinking beer or wine. This happened now twice in a r...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry, but the picture you uploaded (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) seems a little bit taken far away, not giving me a full description of what it is. Yes, you should get your liver function tests. This will help us to detect any subtle da...  Read Full »

How to stop the alcohol addiction of my brother-in-law?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother-in-law is an alcoholic. He drinks a lot and verbally abuses my sister. When he gets back to normal, he says he does not remember what he said or what wrong he did. He has been involved in binge drinking and smoking for the last 15 years. He says he wants to quit but is unabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that your brother-in-law is suffering from alcoholism which means he is completely dependent on alcohol, and everything is disturbed because of this. It also seems to me that hi...  Read Full »

How to get rid of scary thoughts after visualizing what I saw in a scary movie?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, and I recently saw a scary movie, where a man used a turkey baster to insert semen into a woman's vagina. This scared me very much, and I remember one time I fell asleep on a couch in a study room. If someone did something like this to me while I was asleep, it would hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. It is normal to some extent to have scary thoughts after visualizing scary scenes in the movies or real life. The kind of idea which you are experiencing is known as intrusive thoughts and mostly very scary and distressful....  Read Full »

What are the side effects of drinking during the first trimester?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 5 weeks 3 days pregnant now. I was excessively binge drinking for the past four months. I stopped at the fourth week of pregnancy after missing my periods. I am scared. Will it cause any ill effects on my unborn child?   Read Full »


Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are pregnant now and so you have stopped drinking. It is a good step. Drinking while pregnancy causes ill effects on the fetus. You got aware of it and so you have stopped drinking. Stop feeling guilty and stay happy. There are multiple types of scans and marker tes...  Read Full »

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