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Alcohol Allergy Medication
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Alcoholism: There is no immunity to alcohol. If one cannot drink then one should not be drinking alcohol. I know in indonesia this concept may not be well understood yet. But alcohol allergy means your body gets sick if you drink. As a physician i would recommend that you learn that this is something to avoid. ...Read more
Unlikely: Alcohol can have many unwanted side effects (especially with over indulgence), but thankfully allergy is not one of them. Other ingredients in alcoholic beverages may cause allergic symptoms (brewer's yeast in beer), adverse non-allergic symptoms like tannins or sulfites in wine, etc. Symptoms limited to sharp gas like pains suggest intolerance or other diagnosis. ...Read more
Alcohol Allergy: Alcohol Allergy or Alcohol intolerance is reaction to ingredients in an alcoholic beverage. It can cause immediate, unpleasant reactions after drinking Alcohol. Symptoms: • Warm, red, itchy bumps on the skin (hives) • stuffy nose • Headaches • Nausea and vomiting • Heartburn • Diarrhea • Worsening of preexisting asthma. •Palpitations •Low blood pressure. Please see a Physician for these symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food allergy: There are likely not any connections between the two. ...Read more
See below.: You cannot be allergic to alcohol - that is impossible. You can only be allergic to things that have proteins. Alcohol chemically has no proteins. You may be sensitive to alcohol. For example, it may give you heart burn. If that is the case, Pepcid (famotidine) may help but i would not advise that. Rather, i'd advise not using alcohol at all or limiting the amount and frequency so it doesn't affect you longer. ...Read more
I take hydroxyzine (by presciption) for an alcohol allergy (intolerance). Is there an over-the-counter substitute for this?
Not an over counter : By intolerance, do you mean abuse?Get a more detailed answer ›
Does hot feet and tingling of the feet after drinking alcohol mean alcohol allergy if not what causes it?
Would zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) help me in my alcohol allergy? I get these red/purple rashes all over my body for weeks and it's hard to breath...
I had a lot of alcohol and in the morning I found the palm of my hands and sole of my feet to be swollen and itching. Could this be alcohol allergy?
Unlikely: Ethanol is a sugar. Humans do not demonstrate allergies to sugers, but rather, to proteins. Alcohol is a vasodilator and this could be what is causing your symptoms. Regardless, although it seems fun, try and reduce the binge drinking because it is taking a toll on your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It is not advisable to drink if taking sedating antihistamines, but it should be all right with prescription nasal sprays. A few drinks with non-sedating antihistamines is generally tolerated. ...Read more
Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?
Yes: There is no contraindication to drinking moderate amounts of alcohol and taking Allegra or singulair (montelukast). The emphasis is on moderate consumption, as anything more is deleterious to health in general and optimally no alcohol consumption is ideal to a healthy lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy medications: I suppose you refer to seasonal allergic rhino conjunctivitis treatment, which we commonly refer to as seasonal allergy symptoms including spring. You can try otc antihistamine. However, those are weak medications. If you are still symptomatic, you might want to see your doctor to get stronger and more efficient medications. ...Read more
Allegra (fexofenadine): If you are referring to over-the-counter antihistamines than Allegra (fexofenadine) is considered one of the most non-sedating on the market. Airline pilots can take this medication while flying so it has been proven to be non-sedating. Other non-sedating antihistamines include Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine). ...Read more
Varies some: Claritin (loratadine), (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec are once daily meds and each work well on some kids and not others. The Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are not sedating and thus do not interfere with school or daily activities.The zyrtec can be sedating and is given at bedtime to reduce this effect during the day. Short acting meds like benedryl are quickly absorbed and very effective but can sedate and do ware off quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer