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Why does my wife wheeze after having wine?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Could be...: ...Sensitivity to sulphites in wine, reflux-induced wheezing (alcohol worsens heartburn), or an allergy to a wine component.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Sulfites/nitrites: Either/ both.
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Grape allergy/Asian: It's possible to have allergic reactions from drinking wine. The alcohol is not typically the reason for these reactions. Grapes in wine may be the cause. in Asian people, a deficiency of the enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase, can result in flushing with some wheezing, after drinking alcohol.

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