Cold and cough !

Whenever I hv 2-3 drinks(read alcohol or beers). I wake up next day with a slight cold and cough.I also get some slight pain (feels like swelling) in the  tonsils.Once I hve morning tea it goes away.& cough nd cold goes in 2-3 days or otherwise I take some medicine.sometimes i get slight fever fr half day.reasons?cure?
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Harisha N L
3 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | General Physician

INR 250 for 24 hrs

Alcohol consumption has a negative, short-term effect on the immune system, which increases your likelihood of infection from one of over 200 viruses that cause the common cold. Drinking alcohol while you have a cold further compromises your immune system, making it difficult for your body to fight-off the cold virus. This may result in prolonged illness or the possibility of the cold manifesting into a more serious condition
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