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Alcohol Facial Flushing
I've read that facial toners containing alcohol denat make your face dry and irritated, can i just use an alcohol free facial toner?
YES: and I would suggest a MOISTURIZER if your face tends to dryness anyway Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Wine: Wine causes facial flushing by one of two mechanisms. Any alcohol can cause this if a person as a deficiency in aldehyde dehydrogenase, which leads to the build up of aldehyde after alcohol ingestion. This will cause facial flushing. Also, wine in particular, has substances within it it, such as sulfites/histamines/tyramine, which can cause facial flushing. ...Read more
Rare symptoms: Usually not, but can happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: any form of nicotine can increase the incidence of skin problems, including acne. Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict, which is why blood flow to the heart, brain and other vital organs is reduced, and why there are more heart attacks and strokes in tobacco users, whether smoked or chewed. It also causes mouth and throat cancer. Acne will be the least of your problems. Get help and quit. ...Read more
Headache, tingling in arms+legs, slight trembling, flushed face, and fast heartbeat after drinking 1 refresher from Starbucks. Caffeine toxicity?
It's possible, yes: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a hydrocodone/acetaminophen combination. The hydrocodone is the opiate portion which metabolizes into morphine in the body. Both compounds (hydrocodone and morphine) are known to cause histamine release from cells that reside in your skin, called mast cells. They are also responsible for allergic reactions that cause skin itching and redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flushing: Complicated question. Any other symptoms? First i would want to know if you have high BP and if it is controlled or diabetes. Your doctor may want to check some blood tests or even a urine test. There is a syndrome called carcinoid syndrome that can cause flushing, need to check urine for that. Also would make sure thyroid normal. ...Read more
Facial flush origin: Dilatation of facial arterial or arteriole supply will result in facial flushing: it may be a normal response to environmental or social interaction, and may be a normal event. If it is persistent or occurs very frequently, one should have a physical examination to evaluate the possibility of underlying hypertension or hormone producing mass or dysfunctional organ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic variant: Some people have a genetic variant of an enzyme that metabolizes alcohol. The aldh2 gene regulates the production of the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 that transforms acetaldehyde into acetic acid. The aldh2*2 variant is common in individuals of east asian descent (45-50%), but is extremely rare in most non-asian populations. When drinking alcohol, these people flush, have tachycardia, etc, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: Coconut oil itself could cause acne as it is heavy and occlusive but in coconut water the percentage of oil in the water is probably small enough not to cause problems. However, it is not advisable to use coconut water for an acne wash as there are other much better cleansers. ...Read more
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