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Old 01-22-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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Alcohol and colds?

I was just wondering if alcohol ran down my immune system? I ususlly do not get colds, but have had 2 in the last 2 months, and both occured after a weekend of heavy dinking. The colds seem to last longer, and are the worst colds that I have ever had. Cough, headache, sinus dranage, fever, and sore all over is how I ended up the last 2 times. Anyone else have this happen? What works the best to get over it? Thanks!

 
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Re: Alcohol and colds?

Yes, heavy drinking does weaken the immune system.

 
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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Re: Alcohol and colds?

Just got back from the doc and he said the same thing. Turns out now I have strep throat. It is going arround real bad now. It started like a cold but then a high fever follows, along with a major headache. I am so ready to get over this crap and get back to work!

 
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