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Is it possible to be allergic to alcohol and possible have it cause anaphylactic shock?

Is it possible to be allergic to alcohol and possible have it cause anaphylactic shock?

Possible, but rare: A true allergy to alcohol is not common. It is more likely to develop in people with other allergies. If it does occur, the symptoms can be severe, and it is possible for anaphylaxis to occur in rare cases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I be allergic to alcohol or to something in the alcohol it possible that i'm allergic to alcohol or just plain intolerant?

Can you tell me can I be allergic to alcohol or to something in the alcohol it possible that i'm allergic to alcohol or just plain intolerant?

Alcohol: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, 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

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Every time i consume alcohol i begin to feel sick really soon, in the past my tolerance was a lot higher. Is it possible i may be allergic to alcohol?

Alcohol Allergy: Yes, of course. You may also have damaged your liver and this needs to heal by avoiding completely any alcohol intake. You can definitely live without alcohol. Please choose to be healthy! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it possible that i'm allergic to beer/alcohol?

Can you tell me is it possible that i'm allergic to beer/alcohol?

All is possible: but you haven't said what kind of reaction it is, so it may or may not be true "allergy" - an immune response to a foreign substance, usually a protein. There are many agents in alcoholic beverages besides the alcohol, including flavorings, colorings, and what remains of whatever was fermented to produce the alcohol. Allergies to any and all of these are possible. You need to describe reaction. ...Read more

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Can I be allergic to alcohol?

Can I be allergic to alcohol?

Yes: Certain cultures, especially those with asian descent can actually be extremely sensitive to alcohol, even in small amounts. ...Read more

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Can someone be allergic to alcohol?

Can someone be allergic to alcohol?

Yes: Some folks have a specific sensitivity to alcohol, which can lead to panic like symptoms. This may be especially common in those with asian descent. It is almost a type of allergy. Some people just cannot tolerate alcohol. ...Read more

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Could somebody be allergic to alcohol?

Alcohol: Some individuals can develop hives from alcohol and thefore are unable to tolerate alcoholic beverages. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to alcohol? How does that happen and why? What are the symptoms?

No.: Allergy does not occur with small molecules. However, some people can be very sensitive to alcohol. Many asians lack the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase which leads to a build up of acetaldehyde and consequent facial flushing which might be incorrectly interpreted as allergy. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to alcohol? If so, what are the symptoms and how soon are they noticed?

Can you be allergic to alcohol? If so, what are the symptoms and how soon are they noticed?

Alcohol allergy: Alcohol can cause reactions. A hangover is really a toxic reaction. Some people have an enzyme deficiency which makes them prone to flushing of the skin especially face after drinking. Many people have nasal congestion after drinking beer or wine. Reactions to additives like sulfites can cause wheezing. True allergy to alcohol is very very rare but can cause anaphylaxis which can be severe. ...Read more