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Allergic Reaction To Red Wine
I drink a lot of red wine - could it be an allergic reaction or some horrible thing that's undiagnosed?
Symptoms: Please explain what symptoms you are having with red wine as it is not clear from your question. ...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
Could red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?
I am allergic to sulfa drugs. How likely is it that i'm also allergic to the sulfites in red wine?
Sulfa not= sulfite: Sulfonamide drug allergies are not generally predictive of reactions to sulfites. Although they sound similar, the body sees these chemicals quite differently. Sulfa antibiotics easily stimulate the immune system to make specific responses, hence allergies, but most reactions to sulfites are due to it being broken down into sulfur dioxide gas inside the body. ...Read more
Red wine : Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage. ...Read more
It's said so.: Red wine has antioxidants which were connected to healthy hearts and other issues. It may be healthy to have a glass of red wine daily, but i don't know that this has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt! ...Read more
Bioflavenoids: There are a variety of agents in wine that have a positive health benefit. Bioflavenoids are the most common agent cited in wine. Resveritrol is one named with helpful qualities. ...Read more
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