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Doctor insights on: Redness On Face After Drinking Alcohol

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Flush face after drinking liquor. Whats the reason?

Flush face after drinking liquor. Whats the reason?

Alcohol Poisoning: There is an enzyme often missing in humans with an asian genetic background that leads to increased risk of intoxication and alcohol poisoning. This flushed face symptoms is universal in these situations. It usually means that you should really limit your alcohol consumption or even not drink at all. ...Read more

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Face is hot and red after consuming alcohol just a little?

Face is hot and red after consuming alcohol just a little?

See below: Could be simple flushing but could also be a sign of incr. Acetaldehyde production which is produced in incr. Amounts from ethanol by an enzyme variant of alcohol dehydrogenase (seen especially in asian people). The "alcohol flush reaction" or "asian flush syndrome" is due to the variant enzyme that is 40-100x more efficient at converting the alcohol to acetaldehyde creating red face blotches. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol while on period bad?

Is drinking alcohol while on period bad?

It is if you have: Excessive bloating, cramps or other problematic symptoms during your period.. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. ...Read more

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Small bumpy rash on face and neck appears after 1 or 2 sips of alcohol on empty stomach. Lg amts of food, water and time makes it go away. Allergy?

Small bumpy rash on face and neck appears after 1 or 2 sips of alcohol on empty stomach. Lg amts of food, water and time makes it go away. Allergy?

Unlikely but possibl: Alcohol itself is unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction although flushing is a side effect. Ingredients in beer may cause allergic reaction. If rash is itchy, this increases the chance that it may be an allergy. The small amount ingested could be consistent with allergy and it is not unusual for mild allergic reactions to resolve spontaneously with time. If continues to occur see allergist. ...Read more

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Can i go back on drinking soda, coffee, tea and etc( no alcoholic drinks), after 7 weeks of epididymitis recovery?

Epididymitis: Those substances have little or no causative effect on epididymitis. Caffeine is a bladder irritant but certainly doesnt have a role in causing or worsening epididymitis. ...Read more

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My allergic rash on chin incr. after applying topical Ab then I immediat. rinse the cream. Can this rash leave any pigmentations after redness fade?.

My allergic rash on chin incr. after applying topical Ab then I immediat. rinse the cream. Can this rash leave any pigmentations after redness fade?.

Skin care management: An allergic rash or dermatitis should be treated with a hypoallergenic moisturizer, such as Nivea several times per day, and a topical 1% steroid applied to the skin twice daily. I would suggest a follow up visit with your doctor as well. ...Read more

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Does isopropyl rubbing alcohol stop the growth of new skin on a road rash?

Does isopropyl rubbing alcohol stop the growth of new skin on a road rash?

Can impede healing: Best thing to do after the initial disinfection with soap or alcohol is to apply petroleum ointment (plain vaseline) at least twice daily until the skin has re-epithelized (about 5-7days). Hydrogen peroxide can be harmful to the healing skin, antibiotic ointments increase the risk of allergic contact dermatitis, alcohol can dry out the wound resulting in a scab which can also slow down healing. ...Read more

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Cold hands and feet and flushed face since 15 Flushing became more severe while taking accutane Will it pass after accutane withdrawal?

Cold hands and feet and flushed face since 15 Flushing became more severe while taking accutane Will it pass after accutane withdrawal?

Accutane: Be sure your prescriber for your medication is aware of your symptoms but I don't think it's related. But be sure and get examination ...Read more

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For the past month or so, my feet get swollen after drinking alcohol. It only takes 2 or 3 glasses of wine. I'm on vitamin b12. Any correlation?

For the past month or so, my feet get swollen after drinking alcohol. It only takes 2 or 3 glasses of wine. I'm on vitamin b12. Any correlation?

Stop: Alcohol is a metabolic poison and can affect heart function as well. Consider getting your heart checked out, possibly by 2d echo. Consider coenzyme q10 supplementation. Cut back on quantity of alcohol or stop. ...Read more

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Why Drinking beer causes redness on all over my body?

Why Drinking beer causes redness on all over my body?

Possible allergy: While alcohol does cause dilation of blood vessels, there is a possibility of allergy to one or more beer ingredients, especially grains, modified grain proteins, hops, yeast, molds or barleys. Avoid ingesting a known allergen. The reaction can be serious. ...Read more

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Can I use ice on my spot to reduce redness after a few hours of putting benzoyl peroxide on?

Can I use ice on my spot to reduce redness after a few hours of putting benzoyl peroxide on?

Inflammation: Direct ice on the area of redness may cause temporary numbness from pain and burning .The redness may be in part due to inflammation and ice may have little effect on the inflammation. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol after eyelid surgery increae bruising?

Does drinking alcohol after eyelid surgery increae bruising?

Vasodilation: Alchohol is a vasodilator. It's reaction in the bloodstream increases blood flow, and can result in excessive bruising. One should always be conservative after surgery. ...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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I have red blotchy spots on my skin. Lately, I have been drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and using the steam room and pool.

I have red blotchy spots on my skin.  Lately, I have been drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and using the steam room and pool.

Flushed face: Alcohol can cause flushing of your face. If you are concerned it may be something else, have it looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...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