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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