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Itchy Skin After Drinking Alcohol
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
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
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
You are likely: Sensitive to one of the components in alcohol. The answer is stopping alcohol use. ...Read more
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
My husband is alcoholic and in pain in stoumach when he drinks he also has itchy skin but no rash could this b liver failure?
Could be: It might just be alcoholic hepatitis, but it could also be cirrhosis. Alcoholics also commonly get gastritis, or inflammation of the lining of the stomach, so that could be involved as well. The itchy skin does suggest a liver problem. Is he jaundiced (yellow)? He needs help! Please have him see a doctor. ...Read more
Can fatty liver be the reason for itchy skin? My ALT/SGPT tests show 90 U/L on a reference scale of 30-65U/L...how bad is it?
Sarno lotion: Drink plenty of water, use moisturizers such as sarno since it stops the itching and use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when in the shower. Avoid very hot water when in the shower. If this does not resolve the problem see a doctor as you may be showing signs of anxiety, . ...Read more
Decrease drying: Decrease hot showers and strong soap or cleansers. Appplication of moisturizer to skin which is slightly moist helps. ...Read more
Various causes: There are various causes of itchy skin without a rash including dry skin, liver problems, kidney disease, medications, thyroid disorders, etc. Obviously if your symptoms are very uncomfortable a checkup is advised. If dry skin is not the problem then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) offers relief but may make you drowsy. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more
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Yes: See a doctor immediately as you may have renal failure and itching is very common amongst those patients. After seeing your doctor and getting blood work they will know how dehydrated you are and what condition your kidneys are in. Please take this seriously. ...Read more
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