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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
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
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?
Can I safely take cetirizine or any antihistamine AFTER drinking alcohol? For exemple in case of allergic reaction right after/during a party?
Can I drink alcohol while taking prednisone 20MG? I just got put on it today because I had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was taking..
Anyone know how long after taking a new medicine that an allergic reaction (rashes, itching etc.) would occur?
See below: Most reactions start from the 1st to 4th dose of a medicine. ...Read more
My wife seems to be having a bad allergic reaction. She has rashes all over her body and is itching badly. What is the best way to alleviate this?
Stop the offending: cause if known. Also reasonable to take short acting antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or longer acting ones like Claritin or Zyrtec. If the rash is severe enough and/or the itching is not alleviated than over the counter steroid creams may be beneficial. Of course if symptoms do not improve or worsen a trip to the doctor may be in order for a definitive diagnosis and/or stronger prescriptions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I smoked weed for the first time and i woke up in the morning with rashes on my chest and chest pain, is this normal? Is it an allergic reaction?
Probably: You have a great reason not to try that stuff again. Most of us are goofy enough without needing cannabis. If the stuff does become legal and you want to resume, remember that there may have been something else in that particular batch that "wasn't supposed to be there." experiment again only at your own risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.
Yes , it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else. Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more
There is a small rash on my wrist below my palm. It doesn't itch at all. There are no rashes anywhere else on me. Is it an allergic reaction?
Possibly: Is is a site where jewelry of a watch sits ? ...Read more
My boyfriend would sometimes get rashes under his armpit neck and back after unprotected sex. is it me or is it like sweat or an allergic reaction?
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