Is A Red Nose A Sign Of Alcoholism?

Is A Red Nose A Sign Of Alcoholism?

Sure, a red nose could be a sign that someone has been drinking alcohol. But it could also be a sign of something else entirely.

Alcoholism is a serious problem that can have a major impact on someone’s life. If you think that someone you know might be struggling with alcoholism, it’s important to get them help. But before you jump to conclusions, it’s important to understand that there are a number of different factors that can cause a red nose.

For example, cold weather can cause blood vessels in the nose to swell and appear red. This is why you might notice your own nose getting red in the winter months. allergens can also cause the blood vessels in the nose to swell, resulting in a red nose.

So, if you see someone with a red nose, don’t immediately assume that they’re an alcoholic. There could be a number of different reasons why their nose is red. If you’re concerned about someone’s drinking habits, the best thing to do is to talk to them about it. Only they can decide if they have a problem and want to seek help.

When you're ready, we're here to listen.

Free & Confidential Alcohol Abuse Hotline

Medically Reviewed By:

Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

Our Mission

Our goal is to raise awareness for alcoholism. As recovering alcoholics ourselves we know how hard it is to find reliable, and free resources to help yourself or a loved one. This website does just that. If you want to talk, getting help for alcoholism is only a phone call away. Our free alcohol abuse hotline is available 24/7.

Recent Posts:

Helpful Information:

Understanding Alcoholism

This guide on understanding alcoholism for families today will help you in your quest to find solutions and get your loved one the help they need.

Questions or Feedback?