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Is this a sign of alcoholism?

There is a man at work whos nose literally glows red. Not the the whole nose but the whole round end of it. I was told by another employee it was a sign of an alcoholic. A few years back, this man was once said to be a pretty bad drinker. I don't know much about the disease but am curious to see if this is a sign for it.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:24 PM on Dec. 28, 2008 in Health

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Answers (7)
  • Yep, it sure is. My mom is an alcoholic and her nose is like that.

    Answer by TammyG. at 3:58 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • I have never heard of that and I have known alot of alcoholics.

    Answer by asholan_07 at 9:32 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • Yep, it is. WC Fields is a classic example.

    Answer by desert_diva at 9:32 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • My aunt has that but she doesn't drink.

    Answer by coala at 9:36 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • a red bulbous nose is a sign of alcoholism.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • It *can* be a sign of alcoholism. BUT...he may have rosacea, a skin condition. My dad had it and never drank.

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:13 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • Yes, it is rosacea, and it can be aggravated by drinking; but many people have it who don't drink. For me, it's aggravated by the weather, or if I'm cooking and around a lot of heat. Extreme heat or cold does it for me.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Dec. 28, 2008