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What else can cause a red face after drinking besides Asian flush syndrome?

What else can cause a red face after drinking besides Asian flush syndrome?

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

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I get a red hot face after drinking wine. Why could it be?

I get a red hot face after drinking wine. Why could it be?

Flushed face: Facial flushing with alcoholic beverages can be normal or associated with issues such as rosacea, alcohol dehydrogenase deficiency (inherited, common in asoans), or other problems. ...Read more

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Why is my face red after drinking heavily?

Why is my face red after drinking heavily?

Enzyme lack.: There's an enzyme which is necessary for the breakdown of alcohol that you drink, and if you're deficient in that enzyme a metabolite builds up which leads to intense facial redness. This deficiency is prevalent in the Asian population. ...Read more

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Best madecian stop face red after drink alcohal?

Best madecian stop face red after drink alcohal?

Face getting Red: After drinking alocohol is normal reaction for some people. The best way to stop it is to not dring alcohol. You could try Metronidazole gel on the face but good luck, it does not always work. ...Read more

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Face turns red after heavy drinking why is this & can I somehow stop this from happening?

Face turns red after heavy drinking why is this & can I somehow stop this from happening?

Rosacea?: The answer would be stop drinking. I suspect that you may also have flushing when under stress , with hot weather , or exercise - a condition known as rosacea. There are treatments for this condition - check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if my face turning red after drinking. never had this problem before use of accutane.?

What to do if my face turning red after drinking. never had this problem before use of accutane.?

Vasodilation: The alcohol is making the fine vessels in you face dilate giving you that red look. This should subside in time ...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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What do you suggest if my face turns red after I drink alcohol?

What do you suggest if my face turns red after I drink alcohol?

Some people are ...: oversensitive to the effects of alcohol. There is a genetic variation that alters the usual metabolism and causes a "flushing reaction". ...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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After drinking i get a red face and neck. Very hot and painful. Why is this?

After drinking i get a red face and neck. Very hot and painful. Why is this?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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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Why does my face start to turn red when drinking? Its been happening only recently

Why does my face start to turn red when drinking? Its been happening only recently

Acetaldehyde : Some people are not able to metabolize the alcohol, so there is a build up of aldehyde which causes vasodilation and flushing. There is also an association with hypertension and squamous cell esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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Every time I drink alot, I get red areas of skin around my face and chest, why, am I allergic?

ALDH2 deficiency: This is known as alcohol flush syndrome due to aldh2 deficiency. Alcohol is broken down to acetaldehyde which is metabolized by aldh2. With aldh2 deficiency, acetaldehyde buildup causing flushing of the face, neck and chest. ...Read more

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Face has been turning red recently after drinking will something bad happen to me sooner or later should I stop drinking ?

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 more

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After drinking red wine my face got puffy next day?

After drinking red wine my face got puffy next day?

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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Why is my face red after drinking heavily?

Enzyme lack.: There's an enzyme which is necessary for the breakdown of alcohol that you drink, and if you're deficient in that enzyme a metabolite builds up which leads to intense facial redness. This deficiency is prevalent in the Asian population. ...Read more

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