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Hi, about two to three hours after drinking alcohol (as little

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Hi, about two to three hours after drinking alcohol (as little as half a pint) I get a sever pain on the right hand side of my head just above my right ear, together with a runny nose and a cough. The pain lasts for about an hour. Any idea as what the problem might be????
that is not a standard situation.
But indirectly, it might be aggravating an underlying problem
High blood pressure, which alcohol can worsen.
Allergy to something in the alcohol.
Vascular [blood vessel problem] in the head or neck, which alcohol is making worse.
Alcohol causing pain has also been associated with lymphomas.

I would discuss this with your doctor, avoiding alcohol until you have an exam and lab tests.
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