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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Thankfully no.: Otherwise antabuse (disulfiram) wouldn't work. In both, the build up of acetaldehyde from alcohol accumulates. Ways to minimize it: drink less. Drink ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Alcohol flush can happen at any age.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: Reduction in the enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde (acetaldehyde dehydrogenase) is often hereditary, but can be acquired as well. Since people oft ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Not genetically: A person born with the genes for the "Asian flush" reaction to drinking alcohol should have the reaction throughout his or her life, because the genes ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Flushing : You are describing flushing which is separate from rosacea but can be seen in association with rosacea.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Rosa era: The rash of rosacea is present at all times but increases and decreases on occasion and alcohol could certainly increase the severity of the rash.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
You can, but…: The Asian flush, as you term it , is caused by an enzyme which makes you metabolize alcohol into acetaldehyde. Since this is a genetic issue, Pepcid a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: the flush reaction is caused by an accumulation of acetaldehyde, which is a toxic product of alcohol metabolism. This substance is normally only prese ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress f ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Asian Flush: Excess acetaldehyde accumulation, causing body flush, as result of alcohol consumption. Also called alcohol flush reaction.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: An "asian flush" is caused by a deficiency in an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase. This interrupts a specific step in ethanol breakdown that allow ... Read More
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