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Medicine For Alcohol Allergy
Alcoholism: There is no immunity to alcohol. If one cannot drink then one should not be drinking alcohol. I know in indonesia this concept may not be well understood yet. But alcohol allergy means your body gets sick if you drink. As a physician i would recommend that you learn that this is something to avoid. ...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
Alcohol Allergy: Alcohol Allergy or Alcohol intolerance is reaction to ingredients in an alcoholic beverage. It can cause immediate, unpleasant reactions after drinking Alcohol. Symptoms: • Warm, red, itchy bumps on the skin (hives) • stuffy nose • Headaches • Nausea and vomiting • Heartburn • Diarrhea • Worsening of preexisting asthma. •Palpitations •Low blood pressure. Please see a Physician for these symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food allergy: There are likely not any connections between the two. ...Read more
Unlikely: Alcohol can have many unwanted side effects (especially with over indulgence), but thankfully allergy is not one of them. Other ingredients in alcoholic beverages may cause allergic symptoms (brewer's yeast in beer), adverse non-allergic symptoms like tannins or sulfites in wine, etc. Symptoms limited to sharp gas like pains suggest intolerance or other diagnosis. ...Read more
See below.: You cannot be allergic to alcohol - that is impossible. You can only be allergic to things that have proteins. Alcohol chemically has no proteins. You may be sensitive to alcohol. For example, it may give you heart burn. If that is the case, Pepcid (famotidine) may help but i would not advise that. Rather, i'd advise not using alcohol at all or limiting the amount and frequency so it doesn't affect you longer. ...Read more
I take hydroxyzine (by presciption) for an alcohol allergy (intolerance). Is there an over-the-counter substitute for this?
Not an over counter : By intolerance, do you mean abuse?Get a more detailed answer ›
Does hot feet and tingling of the feet after drinking alcohol mean alcohol allergy if not what causes it?
Would zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) help me in my alcohol allergy? I get these red/purple rashes all over my body for weeks and it's hard to breath...
I had a lot of alcohol and in the morning I found the palm of my hands and sole of my feet to be swollen and itching. Could this be alcohol allergy?
Unlikely: Ethanol is a sugar. Humans do not demonstrate allergies to sugers, but rather, to proteins. Alcohol is a vasodilator and this could be what is causing your symptoms. Regardless, although it seems fun, try and reduce the binge drinking because it is taking a toll on your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It is not advisable to drink if taking sedating antihistamines, but it should be all right with prescription nasal sprays. A few drinks with non-sedating antihistamines is generally tolerated. ...Read more
Yes and no: Ingestion of alcohol is not recommended when taking antihistamines that can produce drowsiness and slowed reaction time. This generally refers to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and others that have the caution: can cause drowsiness. Alcohol will not affect fexofenadine (allegra) or topical nasal steroids sprays (which are the most effective treatment for nasal allergies). ...Read more
Can i drink alcohol with these drugs i'm taking? Propranolol, carbimazole, piriton allergy tablets and morphine.
I take QVAR 2 months now. I experience numbness face swelling and throat closing when consuming alcohol. Could this be an allergy to the medicine?
No: Although QVar can cause oropharyngeal candidiasis (yeast infection), it would not cause these symptoms which are solely triggered by alcohol. If you have these symptoms no matter what kind of alcohol you consume, then avoid alcohol altogether . If you have these symptoms only with wine and beer, then consider sulfite sensitivity. Post. ...Read more
Yes: Alcohol causes nasal congestion by a different mechanism than an allergic one. Perhaps that's a good thing; i've yet to meet someone truly allergic to alcohol. Unfortunately it means that allergy & alcohol ingestion work together to make your stuffy nose & sinuses even worse than ether one alone. You probably won't get much enjoyment from alcohol when sinus or nasal allergies are acting up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol allergy: It is possible to have alcohol allergy and get it after years of drinking. However, not much is known of the true etiology of allergic reaction to alcohol itself. Lot of the times, alcoholic drinks have multiple ingredients in them and you can develop allergies to any of them including grapes, fruits, barley, biogenic amines and preservatives like sulfites. ...Read more
Varies, with meds!: Good morning, how long you should wait after alcohol depends on the type of antihistamine. For non-sedating antihistamines such as Claritin and allegra, it there should be no additive sedative effect with the combination, while Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hydroxyzine, you need to be fearful of the added sedation due to alcohol intake and wait at least four hours for the alcohol level to come down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you have an allergy to alcohol, will it effect you if you put on products on your skin that contain alcohol?
No: If allergy to ethyl alcohol exists, it is extremely rare. People are more likely to be intolerant. Nasal congestion, sneezing, flushing, itching, rash, vomiting, dizziness, syncope (passing out) all mimick allergy. Certain drugs interact with alcohol (disulfiram effect). Anyway isopropyl is the alcohol ingredient in skin wipes. ...Read more
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