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Doctor insights on: White Wine Allergy Symptoms

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Can someone have a white wine allergy?

Can someone have a white wine allergy?

Yes: Wine is an incredibly complex substance, and the allergy could be due to a number of chemicals. Alcohol can dilate blood vessels and also cause allergy-like symptoms. A skin test with the product in question could help determine if this is a true allergy. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Can you have wine when on allergy pills?

Can you have wine when on allergy pills?

Caution: Certain allergy pills such as traditional antihistamines (like benadryl) can lead to drowsiness and impaired reaction time. Adding alcohol can worsen these side effects. This is less likely to occur with the newer generation antihistamines. For significant allergies, a topical nasal corticosteroid spray is more effective for relief and no worries with wine! ...Read more

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Allergies to pineapple, eggs & wine--what is the common denominator?

Allergies to pineapple, eggs & wine--what is the common denominator?

Your immune system: You have a tendency to develop allergies to foreign proteins in your diet. I am interested in your wine allergy. Reactions to wine are either pharmacologic - the alcohol & other ingredients care drugs that cause nasal congestion or the sulfiting agents in the wine trigger asthma. Wine is often clarified by dropping a raw egg through it. If you are very allergic to egg this could be a denominator. ...Read more

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All of a sudden a grape allergy? Too much wine?

All of a sudden a grape allergy? Too much wine?

Probably not: New-onset, true food allergies in adults is not very common. It is far more common for adults to develop food intolerances, in which something in the food - a protein, carbohydrate, chemical or additive - doesn't interact well with your body chemistry. Discuss your symptoms with your primary physician or allergist to help figure out what's really going on and what you should do about it. ...Read more

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All of a sudden a grape allergy. Can I have wine?

All of a sudden a grape allergy. Can I have wine?

Would not advise: There have been associations of grape allergies with wine. The major allergen of grape has been scientifically identified as endochitinase 4a. Check with your personal doctor or allergist. ...Read more

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Red wine good for allergies and cold cough?

Red wine good for allergies and cold cough?

No: Even if you are not allergic to the ingredients in red wine , wine tends to make your nose more congested. The only way it may help your cough is from drinking yourself to a stupor- in which case even worse thing can happen (aspiration pneumonia etc). ...Read more

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If I have a grape allergy, does that mean id also be allergic to wine?

If I have a grape allergy, does that mean id also be allergic to wine?

You maybe!: Chances are that you are allergic to wine, however, grapes can be associated with other allergens: pesticides, yeast/mold, and sulfites. They have identified the allergen for grape as: endochitinase 4a. ...Read more

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Took 2tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies, but forgot that i had 3 glasses of 5% dessert wine 3 hours earlier. Should i worry?

Took 2tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies, but forgot that i had 3 glasses of 5% dessert wine 3 hours earlier. Should i worry?

Not necesarily: I wouldn't drive a car or operate tools or machinery for another 6-8 hours, but this exposure would just make someone groggy. The time needed to metabolize the alcohol suggests at least half was gone before the medicine was taken, and the overlap is not worrisome. ...Read more

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I am drinking a glas of wine right now. Will I be okay to take a sudafed for my seasonal allergies?

I am drinking a glas of wine right now. Will I be okay to take a sudafed for my seasonal allergies?

Yes: No contraindication/interaction. Sudafed is not the best choice for seasonal allergies (its effectiveness wanes if used too consistently). Consider seeing an Allergist for tailored management plan. Have a good night and be safe! ...Read more

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I rarely drink, one to four glasses of wine per month. I get squeezing chest pain after a half glass . Allergy? Goes away after few hours.

I rarely drink, one to four glasses of wine per month. I get squeezing chest pain after a half glass . Allergy? Goes away after few hours.

Possible: Is there a difference between red or white wine. Also, do you notice a difference with eating or not. You could have food allergy, but wine is an alcohol and that can make you more prone to reflux. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after 3 glasses of wine if i feel i may have been exposed to a food allergy of mine?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after 3 glasses of wine if i feel i may have been exposed to a food allergy of mine?

NO: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes you groggy like a glass of wine. 3 glasses of wine makes most of the people very groggy. I don't know about you (depend of body mass and tolerance). Having an allergic reaction should be addressed as well especially after that drinking. If the allergic reaction is not severe you consider drinking as much water. If the reaction is severe you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has had a large glass of red wine. Without thinking, has taken 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy tablets. As a one off -- is this ok??

My husband has had a large glass of red wine.  Without thinking, has taken 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy tablets.  As a one off -- is this ok??

Don't drive: For sure don't let him drive or operate machinery. The effects may be felt next day but not likely to cause significant harm by itself if he is otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

Identify, avoid, med: In order to reduce allergy symptoms, it is key to identify what the allergy is. See an allergist for testing. After identification, avoidance measures as possible followed by medications. If one is still suffering from allergies despite avoidance measures and medications, then allergy injections may be a very good option. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

Nasal symptoms: Cedar pollen allergy causes runny nose, congestion, sneeze and itchy/watery eyes. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of allergies in people?

Depends: Upper airway: stuffy nose, itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, itchy roof of mouth or throat, itchy, watery eyes. Lungs: coughing, wheezing, chest pain, shortness of breath skin: itchy rash. (itchy without rash, rash not itchy is not allergy) gi: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea after eating certain foods. Gi symptoms are not specific to allergy. History is very important. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of potential allergy problems?

What are the symptoms of potential allergy problems?

Depends on to what.: Allergy symptoms vary based on route of exposure. Examples: runny nose, sneezing and itchy nose with breathing pollen or dog dander, etc. Abdominal pain, nausea, hives with a food allergen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

Various: A medication allergy may cause severe symptoms such as rash or hives, swelling of the tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or death. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate the symptoms of my allergy to my cats?

How do I alleviate the symptoms of my allergy to my cats?

Avoid cats: If that's at all possible, avoidance is the best measure, however if not possible, bathing the cat once every week at least is advisable, owning a less hairy female cat, all this might be helpfull, more of help though is seeing an allergist for examination and testing to decide on whether further cat exposure isn't harmful, and whether u r a candidate for immunotherapy against cat dander. ...Read more

Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)

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Watery Eyes, Made Worse By Pets (Definition)

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