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Skin Rashes From Alcohol
Not sure what you: Are experiencing. Jaundice? Dermatitis from using hand sanitizer? Dry skin? Hives? If you can provide a little more detail about what the rash looks like and why you link it to alcohol, that would really be helpful information. In the absence of that information the best suggestion I can offer is to see your primary MD or consider an urgent care visit so someone can examine you. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have itchy skin on back of calves. They appear to look like rashes and turn to scabs don't go away. They get worse when I drink alcohol or shave.?
Sounds like eczema: Sounds like you may have some eczema, although this isn't the most common place for it. It would be best to let a doctor look at these rashes -- start with your primary care doctor, and if need be, see a dermatologist. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I get Jock's itch, facial and neck rashes and itch and dry skin the next day I consume alcohol. What could be the problem? I am 46 years old, on obese side, drink alcohol, say weekly...sugar and cholestrol border line with poor eating, not on medication
Easy to explain: It makes you sweat more and move less while sleeping. I'm glad you're eager to make a change. You're still young and probably vigorous. Head down to the local gym or sports center, let others see that you're working hard on your body, and they'll accept you as a friend and support you in your body transformation. A lot more is at stake than just the skin in your groin and neck. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Is it possible to consume alcohol when you are prescribed a steroid, ic methylprednisolone for a skin rash? What are the side affects of consuming alcohol while you are on this steroid? What would happen if you do consume alcohol while on this steroid?
Nothing: I always wonder what someone means when they say 'consuming alcohol.' if we are talking one or two social drinks a few times a week, then the answer is nothing. If we are talking about getting drunk every day, every other day, then it is not good for you or your skin. There are no specific interactions between beverage alcohol and steroids used on the skin. ...Read more
Does Lamisil (terbinafine) create rashes on body? I have been taking it after I came back from ecuador. I also take seroquel and sometimes alcohol
Rash: It would be rash to try and diagnose a cutaneous eruption without seeing it. Yours sounds like it may either be a contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction, but there are several diseases endemic to South America which can produce lesions of this nature. Would strongly suggest that you find an infectious diseases expert to see you. Bring along a full list of all sites of travel, contacts, animals ...Read more
Yes: As long as the ingredient in the cream that you reacted to wasn't alcohol. Remember that alcohol causes flushing of the skin, which could make your rash itch more temporarily. Never drink to excess, and don't mix alcohol with the antihistamines that are commonly used to treat allergic reactions. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms. Is it allergy?
Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more
Would zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) help me in my alcohol allergy? I get these red/purple rashes all over my body for weeks and it's hard to breath...
Agree w Dr. Krauser: I suggest you ask yourself why you keep poisoning yourself. ...Read more
The alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your skin cells have membranes too. ...Read more
What happens if you have an allergy to alcohol, will it effect you if you put on products on your skin that contain alcohol?
No: If allergy to ethyl alcohol exists, it is extremely rare. People are more likely to be intolerant. Nasal congestion, sneezing, flushing, itching, rash, vomiting, dizziness, syncope (passing out) all mimick allergy. Certain drugs interact with alcohol (disulfiram effect). Anyway isopropyl is the alcohol ingredient in skin wipes. ...Read more