Why does the left side of my face turn red when I drink alcohol?

No clue. Many people flush with alcohol, particularly people of asian background, including native americans. However, that flushing involves the whole face, and I do not know why you would only have the left side of your face involved. Flushing is a sign you are creating more of the toxic alcohol metabolite acetaldehyde, and is a clue for you to reduce your consumption.

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Why does my face turn red when I drink alcohol?

Vasodilatation. Alcohol acts as a vasodilator, a drug which causes small blood vessels (capillaries) to dilate. Some of this comes from an intermediate by-product of alcohol metabolism called acetaldehyde, which is usually rapidly metabolized further, but in some people it can accumulate, causing more flushing than in other people. This happens particularly in people of asian background and native americans. Read more...

I turn red all over my face when I drink alcohol! Eyes go red too! What's wrong?

Vasodilator . At low levels alcohol is a vasodilator, it opens up the blood vessels. The more the blood flow, the redder your skin and eyes are. You may be particularly sensitive to this effect and this may be your bodies way of saying "lay off the alcohol". Read more...

My face turns red after I drink alcohol? Is that normal?

It can be in many. people, particularly those of Asian or Native American descent. Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde, which can cause severe flushing, redness, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness and even fainting with very low blood pressure. Acetaldehyde is metabolized into water and carbonic acid by another enzyme, but if this not present genetically those individuals will flush with alcohol. Read more...

What do you suggest if my face turns red after I drink alcohol?

Some people are ... oversensitive to the effects of alcohol. There is a genetic variation that alters the usual metabolism and causes a "flushing reaction". Read more...

I have been feeling sick for a week and a half. Upset stomach and exhaustion. When I drink alcohol my face turns red but this never happens usually?

Alcohol inflammation. This is is concerning and may be indicative of inflammation of your pancreas and perhaps your liver. This in turn leads to decrease activity of alcohol dehydrogenase and thus a build up of acetal aldehyde. Skin flushing, nausea, etc. hydration, magnesium, thiamine, abstinence, more hydration, and see a doctor. . Read more...

Why does one side of my face get hot when I drink alcohol?

Alcohol Allergy. It sure sounds like you are one of the humans that are allergic to alcohol. I would advise that you avoid this. Read more...