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What Are The Alcohols That People With Wheat Allergies Can Drink
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Could I be allergic to vodka? I've read about possible allergy to alcohol or wheat, but I have neither of those. I can drink anything else all night.
Highly unlikely: Most alcohol allergy is actually from intolerance or an idiosyncratic reactions. Allergy to alcohol has been reported but must be extremely rare. If you have drink anything all night, why are you concerned at all with allergy? On the other hand, binge or excessive alcohol intake can do more harm to your brain and liver than any potential allergy can. ...Read more
I am on an allergy trial and i can't eat wheat dairy processed or canned foods as well as citrus and deli meats etc ! what can I eat and drink ?
Fresh fruits: That aren't citrus and fresh veggies which are abundant, rice, sweet potato, potstto, coconut or almond milk or silk milk, fresh or frozen chicken, fish, shrimp, lobster, meat. Hamburger meaty, cheese. You really have a lot to chose from, just not much fast foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IM PRETTY SURE IT: Should be fine. Only trying it will tell you for sure. ...Read more
Depends: It is not advisable to drink if taking sedating antihistamines, but it should be all right with prescription nasal sprays. A few drinks with non-sedating antihistamines is generally tolerated. ...Read more
Alcohol allergy: It is possible to have alcohol allergy and get it after years of drinking. However, not much is known of the true etiology of allergic reaction to alcohol itself. Lot of the times, alcoholic drinks have multiple ingredients in them and you can develop allergies to any of them including grapes, fruits, barley, biogenic amines and preservatives like sulfites. ...Read more
After I take one drink of any type of alcohol I get pain in the back of my neck. Is this as allergy to alcohol or could it be something else?
Have it checked out.: Have it checked out. Neck pain with alcohol consumption raises one potential concern which would be a certain type of lymphoma (usually one that responds very well to treatment). That being said, this is really very rare, but regardless would recommend you see your doctor about it. ...Read more
Challenging: The effects of alcohol are well known. A true allergic reaction to alcohol would be very unusual while an allergic reaction to other ingredients in alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, etc) have been reported. An allergist can assist in differentiating a true allergic reaction from an intolerance and hopefully find an adult beverage you can enjoy and tolerate. ...Read more
Yes and no: Ingestion of alcohol is not recommended when taking antihistamines that can produce drowsiness and slowed reaction time. This generally refers to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and others that have the caution: can cause drowsiness. Alcohol will not affect fexofenadine (allegra) or topical nasal steroids sprays (which are the most effective treatment for nasal allergies). ...Read more
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