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Allergic Reaction To Alcohol Rash
I have came out in a rash all over my face and neck and both eyes are swollen. I believe this to be an allergic reaction to alcohol.What should I do?
Unlikely: Although alcohol tends to worsend allergic symptoms, alcohol allergy is rare or non-existent. Since you have provided no detailed description on the rash, it is difficult to give you an educated guess on the problem. You may try antihistamine to see if it helps.However if the problem persists or worsens, need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Recovering from allergic reaction to clindamycin. Been off of it for 48 hours. Can I have a few beers? Or will alcohol make the rash worse?
Couple things: Couple things here-first of all, there are medications well know to interact with alcohol: 'disulfiram reactions'. Common one: Flagyl. I saw this on an airplane; little old lady was beet red after a mixed drink. No harm. Also some people develop nasal congestion - wicked stuffed up - trick is certain drinks bother them, and not others. Or simply exaggerated flushing, such as with Rosacea. See MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More information: Would need more information regarding the specifics of your reaction to determine your issues and what you might be having a reaction to. Many people have sensitivities to different types of alcohol. Sometimes it is the alcohol itself, other times its the specific components that make up the drink. Allergic reaction symptoms include hives, swelling, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting, itching. ...Read more
Vasodilation : Alcohol has drug effect making more blood to be pumped to the skin by dilating blood vessels in the skin ( vasodilation). With hives you have leaky blood vessels in the skin and the more fluid you pump into a leaky pipe the more it leaks. Over heating, exercise, taking a hot shower and eating spicey food will do the same thing. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): will help itching and swelling. If tightness of throat or trouble breathing develops seek immediate medical attention. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
No, it's not allergy: alcohol can cause flushing with red facies in many people, particularly those of Asian extraction. Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde, which is very toxic and causes blood vessels to dilate, causing red skin, headache, dizziness and even fainting. It is usually only present for less than a second, but in some people it accumulates and causes red or blotchy skin. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Mixed rubbing alcohol and water to calm baby's fever. Hours later he broke out n red bumpy hives all over his body. Can it b allergic reaction?
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
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