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Why fo I get a red rash when I drink wine?

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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: May be Rosacea

You may have something called rosacea.
This is when some blood vessels are closer to the top layer of skin than usual. It usually occurs on the nose and cheeks but it can involve the entire face. When any person drinks alcohol, it causes blood vessels in the body to dilate. Thus, if you have rosacea and you drink alcohol, you may see those blood vessels get redder & thicker-- looking like a rash.

In brief: May be Rosacea

You may have something called rosacea.
This is when some blood vessels are closer to the top layer of skin than usual. It usually occurs on the nose and cheeks but it can involve the entire face. When any person drinks alcohol, it causes blood vessels in the body to dilate. Thus, if you have rosacea and you drink alcohol, you may see those blood vessels get redder & thicker-- looking like a rash.
Dr. Karl Spector
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Impossible to say

But may be do to one of the "congeners" found in wines, particularly red wines, including sulfites and similar chemicals which can cause a variety of reactions, including allergic ones with hives and other rashes.
If you are drinking socially (2 or fewer drinks/day) and it occurs with red wine, try using white wine instead. If you are a heavier drinker, you need to cut down to safer levels.

In brief: Impossible to say

But may be do to one of the "congeners" found in wines, particularly red wines, including sulfites and similar chemicals which can cause a variety of reactions, including allergic ones with hives and other rashes.
If you are drinking socially (2 or fewer drinks/day) and it occurs with red wine, try using white wine instead. If you are a heavier drinker, you need to cut down to safer levels.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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