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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. Milroy Samuel
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives 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 help with the flu?

Does red wine help with the flu?

Red Wine does not: Cure the flu. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing. ...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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Why does red wine give me headache?

Why does red wine give me headache?

Happens sometimes: May be due to your blood vessels in the head dialate causing the headache. Or some ingredient in the wine may be attritubale to your headache. Difficult to answer. ...Read more