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I feel itchy after drinking alcohol how to stop it?

I feel itchy after drinking alcohol how to stop it?

You are likely: Sensitive to one of the components in alcohol. The answer is stopping alcohol use. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Possible causes: Redness or itching after drinking alcohol could be an allergic reaction. It could also be related to a deficiency of aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme that breaks down alcohol. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and really itchy skin after drinking alcohol. Am I having an allergic reaction?

I have an itchy scalp and really itchy skin after drinking alcohol. Am I having an allergic reaction?

Alcohol: Not likely. Depending on how much you drink, you need to talk to your doctor about doing blood work to check on your liver. ...Read more

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R Eyelid swells & not itchy. Dr said looks allergy but would be in both eyes. Happens after drinking alcohol or stress/anxiety. Stumped on what causes?

R Eyelid swells & not itchy. Dr said looks allergy but would be in both eyes. Happens after drinking alcohol or stress/anxiety. Stumped on what causes?

Alcohol flush syn: I found the following explanation in Wikipedia: "Alcohol flush reaction is a condition in which an individual develops flushes or blotches associated with erythema on the face, neck, shoulders, and, in some cases, the entire body after consuming alcoholic beverages. The reaction is the result of an accumulation of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of the catabolic metabolism of alcohol". ...Read more

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Face turns red after drinking alcohol how can I stop this?

Face turns red after drinking alcohol how can I stop this?

ETOH dehydrogenase: You likely have a genetic variation where your body does not produce as much of the enzyme that breaks down alcohol, called alcohol dehydrogenase. There isn't a way to change that so you ought to consider drinking smaller amounts of alcohol. ...Read more

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I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up. I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since. I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no

I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up. I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since. I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no

ConcussionAlcoholism: Your Life is Precious!
“hit the back of my head really hard, nauseous, and continued headache” require immediate Diagnosis.
Please go to ER, have all necessary tests and Radiological studies; have consultation with a Neurologist.
After medical treatment, see a Psychiatrist for Alcoholism and Stress ;go to Rehab program and attend daily AA Meetings.
Feel Wonder of Giant Causeway in your country! ...Read more

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Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Abstain: Sorry, but the clear answer to this question is simple. Don't drink in excess. Better yet, don't drink alcohol. The health benefits are minimal, and the risks go far beyond head, neck, and back pain. Just like mom used to say, "if it hurts when you do that, then don't do that.". ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol affect the healing of a petechiae rash on your face?

Will drinking alcohol affect the healing of a petechiae rash on your face?

It could: It could, especially if you drink too much. One or two standard size drinks is probably ok, but more could be a problem. Standard size is 12 oz beer, 4-6 oz wine or 1-1.5 oz liquor. ...Read more

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I was drinking alcohol and I blacked out and fell backwards and hit the back on my head. I have a slight headache, should I go see a doc?

I was drinking alcohol and I blacked out and fell backwards and hit the back on my head. I have a slight headache, should I go see a doc?

Potentially: How long did you black out for? Is the headache becoming worse and do you have other symptoms? Do you have any nausea or vomiting and has there been any change in your behavior. Alcohol may mask some of these symptoms, so I would say yes...see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my face turn red after drinking alcohol am I increased risk for cancer?

Why does my face turn red after drinking alcohol am I increased risk for cancer?

Blame your genes: Some people lack an enzyme for metabolizing alcohol, and so they have flushing when they drink. The enzyme is called alcohol dehydrogenase. A study in 2009 linked the reaction to increased risk of esophageal cancer, here's a link for more info: http://www. Nih. Gov/news/health/mar2009/niaaa-23.htm ...Read more

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Burning and sharp pains in kidneys and redness in face gets worse when drinking alcohol feel tired and run down a lot any suggestions thanks?

Burning and sharp pains in kidneys and redness in face gets worse when drinking alcohol feel tired and run down a lot any suggestions thanks?

See your doc!: Sounds like you may be drinking a bit too much. But it may also be an allergic reaction, or some problem with your kidneys. Alcohol can give you a great high, but the downward plunge afterwards can be devastating! You can experiment by avoiding alcohol for a couple of weeks and see if the symptoms fade. If not, please check with a medical doctor. ...Read more

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I get acute severe edema of the hands, feet and face along with a tingling, burning pain within moments of eating certain foods and drinking alcohol?

See an allergist: These symptoms need to be investigated, consult an allergist for testing and proper diagnosis. They may or may not be related to food intake. ...Read more

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Pain in glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist. Ms pain?

Pain in glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist. Ms pain?

DO YOU HAVE MS?: Not clear what is going on with you, but the arm pain and numbness could indicate peripheral nerve problems from neck or shoulder, and the extensive numbness might suggest spinal cord compression in neck. Although pain very frequent in ms, your description suggests a different etiology. See you doctor and explore causation. ...Read more

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Pain in glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist. Ms pain?

Pain in glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist. Ms pain?

Don't drink alcohol!: You already have a condition which has adverse effects on your nervous system, and you are adding a drug which has very well-known adverse effects on the nervous system as well. Talk to your neurologist. Alcohol should not be a regular part of your life. While an occasional drink may not cause any problems, multiple drinks or more regular drinking certainly CAN. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption cause itchy watery eyes?

Can alcohol consumption cause itchy watery eyes?

Yes: Itchy and watery eyes are signs of ocular allergies that can be relieved by using antihistamine eye drops and avoiding the triggering sources that cause them. Alcohol consumption is not a common cause for this, but some people are more genetically predisposed to such reactions that cause flushing, nasal congestion, runny nose ; eyes, and even itching of mucosal surfaces, such as eyes and nose. ...Read more

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I get itchy the day after I drink alcohol. Why is that?

Pruritus: Most likely due to dehydration and associated dry skin. alcohol can also induce flushing or itching due to histamine release, but this would occur closer to the time of ingestion. ...Read more

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I get itchy nose and eyes when I drink alcohol. Is this normal?

Itchy eyes: You may have an allergic response to the alcohol or a preservative in the alcohol. As long as you have no shortness of breath, it is ok to try some artificial tears, or an allergy drop such as zaditor (ketotifen) (over the counter). If symptoms persist, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin on back of calves. They appear to look like rashes and turn to scabs don't go away. They get worse when I drink alcohol or shave.?

I have itchy skin on back of calves. They appear to look like rashes and turn to scabs don't go away. They get worse when I drink alcohol or shave.?

Sounds like eczema: Sounds like you may have some eczema, although this isn't the most common place for it. It would be best to let a doctor look at these rashes -- start with your primary care doctor, and if need be, see a dermatologist. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Wondering why face feels flushed and itchy when drink red wine?

Blood vessels dilate: Does this happen with all alcohol or just red wine? Many individuals will have histamine release due to alcohol exposure which results in the flushing. If symptoms are directly related to red wine, the culprit may be the tannins or the sulfates in the wine. Try wine low in tannins or organic sulfate free wine. ...Read more

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Why does my face, elbows and knees turn red and and get itchy when I drink alcoholic drinks? Has happened ever since after my daughter was born in '13

Enzyme deficiency: Women naturally have a lower amount of an enzyme which breaks down alcohol. Sex hormone levels also affect the level of this enzyme. Besides that you may have mast cell dysfunction affecting the levels of histamine. Testing would be required to determine which of these it is ...Read more

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Am I allergic to coffee or caffeine? I've noticed that depending on what kind of coffee I consume my face and scalp can get itchy and I feel like I may be having a minor allergic reaction. I notice it most when I drink a large drip coffee from starbucks o

Adverse reaction: Eliminate the coffee from your diet but consider keeping caffeine (soda pop, chocolate) in the diet to see if it is the coffee. If it persists, it might be the caffeine. If it resolves, consider trying the coffee again or a different brand in 4-6 weeks to see if this recurs. ...Read more

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My son 26mon old loosing hair have itchy scalp no ring worm/dandruff should I shave his head he just don't drink enough water he eats fine plz help?

My son 26mon old loosing hair have itchy scalp no ring worm/dandruff should I shave his head he just don't drink enough water he eats fine plz help?

Dermatologist: Evaluation is warranted, possibly he is suffering from seborrhoeic dermatitis or some other scaly skin condition, shaving isn't the treatment, proper management is needed, good luck ...Read more

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Wheni eat chocolate, and when I drink milk my throat becomes very itchy and under my chin, sometimes the top left of my head what does this mean?

Wheni eat chocolate, and when I drink milk my throat becomes very itchy and under my chin, sometimes the top left of my head what does this mean?

Food allergy: Sounds like you may have developed an allergy to something in the chocolate and the milk, as it is causing an itchy throat, chin, and scalp. There is lactose in the milk and milk chocolate, which may be your allergy. ...Read more