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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Alcohol Intolerance

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What can cause alcohol intolerance?

What can cause alcohol intolerance?

Genes/Meds/Religion: Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in all humans but varies depending on sex and race. People with low levels - young females and those of asian descent may have typical red flush when drinking. Medication interactions are another important reason for intolerance. However, in the western world religion is probably the leading cause of alcohol intolerance. ...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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Day after i drink alcohol i wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?

Day after i drink alcohol i wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?

Not likely allergy: While allergy to a component of alcohol can happen, it is exceedingly rare. Food allergies also cause very specific symptoms in an immediate manner. You likely are experiencing effects of dehydration and "hangover.". ...Read more

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Can my rhinitis be caused by an alcohol intollerance? Always got increased mucous for days after drinking alcohol?

Can my rhinitis be caused by an alcohol intollerance? Always  got increased mucous for days after drinking alcohol?

Listen to your body: Hey Doc! It hurts when I do this! Doc: Well, don't do that! LOL! In short: If you've noted that you often have tons of mucus production after you consume ETOH. And you don't like that. Then don't consume the ETOH. 'Nuf said. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get alcohol intolerance?

"Alcohol allergy": Alcohol intolerance involves the body's inability to break down alcohol. It is not an allergy but nasal congestion & skin flushing are seen commonly right after drinking alcohol. Believed to be a genetic condition in which body cannot break down alcohol. More common in asian population. You can be intolerant to alcohol also if you take Antabuse since drug prevents body from breaking down alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of alcohol intolerance, and can you tell right away if you have it?

What are the usual symptoms of alcohol intolerance, and can you tell right away if you have it?

You'll know...: If you have alcohol intolerance you get flushed, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and hives. The reaction happens right away. Some people get only a few of these symptoms, others get all. The only way to not get symptoms is to not drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i'm allergic to alcohol or have alcohol intolerance?

Can you tell me if i'm allergic to alcohol or have alcohol intolerance?

Alcohol Intolerance : Symptoms of Alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting & low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines & other chemicals. ...Read more