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What Are The Alcohols That People With Wheat Allergies Can Drink
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...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
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
Never: Most over-the counter allergy pills can cause some amount of sedation. Even "non-sedating antihistamines " such as Claritin or Allegra make some people drowsy. Since both alcohol and antihistamines can impair mental funtioning and reactions times, it is never advisable to mix these medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So i'm using allegra allergy pills, and i'm going to a party where there will be some alcohol, what can happen if I drink?
Little interaction: Allegra does not cross from the bloodstream into the brain so it does not cause sedation or other behavioral side-effects. It's an excellent choice as an antihistamine if you plan to consume alcohol. Claritin rarely causes sedation, zyrtec sometimes (~10%) and Benadryl often (25-50%) - so don't mix these with alcohol. I know that because you asked you are planning to drink responsibly. ...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
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