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Red Face After Drinking
Rosacea: Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Alcohol can cause a flare. ...Read more
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
Enzyme deficiency?: Some people have a deficiency of an enzyme that helps us break down alcohol after ingestion. If you lack this enzyme, a metabolite builds up in your system that can cause this reaction. Often, people with this enzyme deficiency can’t get through even one drink before starting to react this watt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get a very red face/neck. Only noticed it happening when i drink. Now, it happens more often, i.E. Feeling nervous/anxious or embarrassed. Why?
Triggers: Like alcohol, can cause "hyper" responsiveness in blood vessels that dilate them. Over time, damage to the muscles within those vessels may rarely cause a pemanent flushing condition. Rosacea is one such condition. It can be "triggered" by a variety of agents. A visit to a dermatologist to set your mind at ease, or to suggest options for treatment, is a good idea. ...Read more
4mon. Old baby when he is drinking his milk redness coming out on his chest and face and disappeared when finish his bottle!his doctor dosent knowwhat
Keep asking: There are a lot of questions here. Is the baby taking more than 20 minutes to finish? Is there sweating while he is drinking? Does the milk contact his skin while drinking? More data is needed to help answer your question. I'm sorry. ...Read more
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
Face has been turning red recently after drinking will something bad happen to me sooner or later should I stop drinking ?
R/O ROSACEA: Rosacea is a skin condition that causes dilation of the blood vessels in the face. It can be flared by alcohol and certain Meds. You need a full exam and lab testing. It is usually treated with cyclical courses of topical antibiotics like Noritate and oral antibiotics like doxycycline . Also stay well hydrated and Limit alcohol consumption ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sulfite allergy : Wine does contain sulfites, and you could have developed an allergy to them. This is most likely true if you already have a known sulfa allergy. Or, you could have passed out and/or fell asleep with your head tilted lower than your feet and more blood drained to your face overnight..... ...Read more
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