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Why I get itchy hives after drinking certain alcoholic beverages i.E. Beer, some red wine etc but ok with others? 

Why I get itchy hives after drinking certain alcoholic beverages i.E. Beer, some red wine etc but ok with others? 

Tough question : Because wine & beer don't share common ingredients other than alcohol & you tolerate other alcoholic beverages. You might have 2 allergies - hops & something else in wine. Try michelob - supposedly made with rice hops. Is there a pattern to your wine hives - grape variety, region of origin, etc. Or be the designated driver. You may not be the life of the party but you will help save lives. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Why is red wine is so good for you?

Why is red wine is so good for you?

Antioxidants: Red wine ( a little better that other wines) has the antioxidants (flavonoids and resveratrol) from the grape and the positive effects of alcohol in small amounts. No more of two cups a day for males and one for women and no more than five times a week helps to prevent hear attacks. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/111/2/e10.full. ...Read more

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Is drinking red wine allowed wen taking tabs?

Is drinking red wine allowed wen taking tabs?

Alcohol: Many medications warn against alcohol use, ask your pharmacist if this is so with your current medications. You can also consult the prescribing doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of having red wine?

What are the health benefits of having red wine?

Has antioxidants: There is evidence that those who have about 1 drink of alcohol a day have better health than those who don't drink at all or who drink larger amounts, with lower risk of heart disease, cancer & alzheimer's. Red wine may be the healthiest choice because it contains proanthocyanidans, which are antioxidant flavonoids. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/2011/10/19/red-wine-health_n_1018934.Html. ...Read more

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Red wine effects constipation?

Red wine effects constipation?

All: Forms of alcohol, beer whiskey wine are diuretics and dehydrate especially if taking alot. The dehydration does in deed contribute to constipation. Red or white wine, makes no difference. ...Read more

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Does red wine cause constipation?

Does red wine cause constipation?

Any: Form of alcohol is a diuretic meaning you lose more fluid than you take in and hence excess especially when combined with caffeine excess can lead to dehydration and constipation. ...Read more

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Is red wine bad for constipation?

Is red wine bad for constipation?

Could be: All forms of alcohol can cause a mild diuretic effect. In other words, it can cause some dehydration. Dehydration is known to make constipation worse. It doesn't have to be just Red Wine. ...Read more

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Can red wine produce constipation?

Can red wine produce constipation?

All: Forms of alcohol, beer whiskey wine are diuretics and dehydrate especially if taking alot. The dehydration does in deed contribute to constipation. Red or white wine, makes no difference. ...Read more

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Is red wine good for a diabetic patient?

Is red wine good for a diabetic patient?

No: Alcohol is metabolized to sugar by your body. Sugar is a no no for diabetics! that being said you should ask your dr. Because there are different degrees and types of diabetes. , a limited amt of red wine, as a glass occasionally , may be approved ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink red wine when preganat?

Is it ok to drink red wine when preganat?

No: We don't know how much alcohol is safe to consume in pregnancy, so the best advice is to avoid it entirely. ...Read more

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Can i take lorazepam after drinking red wine?

Can i take lorazepam after drinking red wine?

Ativan (lorazepam): More sedation is result. Consult your doc. ...Read more

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I think im allergic to red wine. Get headaches.?

I think im allergic to red wine. Get headaches.?

Not a true allergy: Red wine can trigger headaches by affecting blood vessels. It is not an allergic reaction as it is due to a non-immune mechanism, but you would still want to avoid it. ...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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Which brand red wine is best for girls (21 yrs old)?

Which brand red wine is best for girls (21 yrs old)?

Actually none. 4 oz.: wine (maximum) per day correlate with ?ed cardiovascular disease in "observational" studies which have been done in France, less so Italy. However these are not the standard of evidence: prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trials. Observational studies in other countries have not shown same benefit. All alcoholic beverages are fermented carbohydrates (i.e. sugars). ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of drinking red wine occasionally?

What are the health benefits of drinking red wine occasionally?

None: Alcohol is a poison and never did anybody any good, ever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How much red wine should I drink each day to get the health benefits?

How much red wine should I drink each day to get the health benefits?

Well.............: Health benefits of alcohol intake include wine, beer and liquor (not including what you mix it in). Red wine is not significantly better. Studies show that people who drink 1-2 standard size beverages a day have better cardiovascular outcomes than those who do not. One standard beverage is 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine, or 1.5 oz liquor. Any day with more than 2 is not as good, so more is not better. ...Read more

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How many ounces of red wine 14% would be ok to have with dinner and still be able to breastfeed in a a couple hours?

How many ounces of red wine 14% would be ok to have with dinner and still be able to breastfeed in a a couple hours?

Zero: It takes more than 2 hours to clear alcohol from your blood system. If you are breastfeeding abstain from alcohol for at least 4 hours as the alcohol WILL be transmitted to your breastfeeding infant. ...Read more

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Have to cease alchohol . Have consumed 10 to 12 ozs red wine daily for 10 years. Should i expect withdrawal symptoms?

Have to cease alchohol .  Have consumed 10 to 12 ozs red wine daily for 10 years.  Should i expect withdrawal symptoms?

I doubt it: A standard glass of wine is 4-5 oz. That means your are drinking only 2 glasses a night. That typically does not reach the level of consumption which would cause alcohol withdrawals. ...Read more

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Im on day 4 of a 16 day regiment. 4x4 3x4 2x4 1x4 daily. is it ok to drink a glass or two of red wine whilr taking this med?

Im on day 4 of a 16 day regiment. 4x4 3x4 2x4 1x4 daily. is it ok to drink a glass or two of red wine whilr taking this med?

What med?: Alcohol is generally not good for a person, much less for a sick person. You did not state the medication you are taking, however, my general advice is to stay away from alcohol or tobacco in any form. ...Read more