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White Wine Allergy Symptoms
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
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
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
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
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?
I am drinking a glas of wine right now. Will I be okay to take a sudafed for my seasonal allergies?
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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??
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
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
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)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more