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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Facial Flushing

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Does alcohol cause facial redness?

Does alcohol cause facial redness?

It may.: Consuming alcohol can induce dilation or widening of the vascular channels that supply the skin of the face. In some people, due to genetics or due to a condition called acne rosacea, you can see a real and immediate flushing or blushing with alcohol consumption. ...Read more

Facial Flushing (Definition)

Facial flushing - episode of reddening of skin of face &/or other parts of the body caused by dilation of blood vessels ...Read more


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What in wine causes face flushing?

What in wine causes face flushing?

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

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Does chewing tobacco cause oily facial skin?

Does chewing tobacco cause oily facial skin?

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

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Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Facial hair and acne: In short, no. There is no relationship. ...Read more

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Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) cause facial flushing?

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 more

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Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Not candida: Candida or other yeast or fungal infections do not cause alcohol intolerance. Alcohol induced flushing, lightheadedness, and other symptoms are especially common in people of Asian ancestry. ...Read more

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Constant face flushing?

Constant face flushing?

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

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What allergies cause facial itchiness and swelling of face and eyes?

What allergies cause facial itchiness and swelling of face and eyes?

Many: Swelling of the face and eyes can be from contact with a make up product, hair color etc, but can also be secondary to ingestion of either a medication or food that you are allergic to, so i would see a doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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What causes "face flushing"?

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 more

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What could cause rapid heart beat and flushing after drinking alcohol?

What could cause rapid heart beat and flushing after drinking alcohol?

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 more

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Can washing face with coconut water cause acne?

Can washing face with coconut water cause acne?

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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Do chemical face products from internet cause facial hair growth?

Do chemical face products from internet cause facial hair growth?

Hair growth: *in a clinical study (n=352) of twice daily use of men's rogaine® foam vs. Placebo.With more than 20 years of results and over 20, 000 people in clinical trials, rogaine® is the #1 dermatologist-recommended brand for hair regrowth.Rogaine (minoxidil) helps reverse the progression of hereditary hair loss, and with men’s rogaine® foam, rogaine® continues to lead the way in topical products. Try it on your face. ...Read more

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