Alcohol allergy (although I am not sure there is scientific evidence that something like this exists (from my research)) would make you flash in the face, develop dry skin on face, itchy and watery eyes, red eyes, itchy nose, etc
This may occur if one of the products during alcohol metabolizing, called acetaldehyde, is not broken down in time. This product is very toxic and could be causing many different reactions-nausea and vomiting as well.
I figure that the only way to reduce these symptoms (I had facial flashing and scaling of the face) is to avoid alcohol as silly as it may sound.
You should know that often vomiting is not so good as it damages esophagus.
I have one friend that we joke is allergic to alcohol....Its only certain liquors though, so its most likely not alcohol. When he drinks those liquors, he usually breaks out in hives...gets really hot and itchy....bad combination, but we gave him benadryl once and it worked. He proceeded to pass out on the floor though.
Also, i've met a girl who doesn't produce enough of the enzymes to process alcohol. I've read...i forgot which number....i could be completely wrong, but either 1/4 or 3/4 of asians don't have that enzyme....so its not entirely uncommon.
Pretty much for her, 1 drink seals the deal.
I know for me too, i used to be a pretty heavy drinker, but beer always gets me. Tons of shots and i'd be waking up golden, 5 beers though and i'm puking before it even hits me. I always get the runs the day after drinking beer, but not liquor.
Anyways, i doubt its an allergy. I'd think you either just get drunk a lot faster, or the other non alcoholic stuff isn't mixing well in you. If you're not gonna quit drinking, i'd try different types of alcoholic beverages in small ammounts and controlled environments to see if there is anything that works for you.
then it happened agn
so then i decided to go to the doctors recently
and they said you cannot be allergic to alcohol.
flushing in the face is not an allergic reaction!
its the blood vessels in the face that react to some types of alcohol.
sorted all your problems!
Normally i will drink beer and then like go all quiet, get very sweaty, freeze up and then vomit all over the place. Normally im very extrovert and without beer i continue this. I always put it down to excessive drinking but then i realised ive been out and drunk whole bottles of vodka without being sick but once i was sick after 2 beers and i wasnt even drunk so surely it couldnt be that.
I kind of need to know because my girlfriend is very annoyed at me for showing myself up at my mates 18th. Now shes not really talking to me so i kind of need to know whether an allergy is the case.
i usually go quite red and my eyes go very blood shot. as well.
Yep me too! I there are a few posts around the internet too of people having similar reactions . Same thing as you and "adviseme".
For what it's worth , when i was a child i also had 2 hernia operations but I doubt it's got anything to do with that. What made you think along those lines ?
I know certain wines affect me and then I can drink 5 bottles of another wine and I am not sick at all..
I eat before I drink and it really does not make a difference.
I do think there is a chemical in wine and champagne that really affects me. I often get so paranoid that something is wrong with me.
when i was younger i could drink and drink and drink..
no hangovers nothing
Now, I can still drink, drink drink..but spew spew spew... only next mornings! Hate it!
I used to be able to drink alot, and this wasn't too long ago.
But in the past week I got really sick from drinking beer,
and then I got even sicker from whiskey.
When i drank the whiskey, I was throwing up in the middle of the night
whilst I was trying to sleep. I continued to throw up [maybe about 30 times that day ??] until 11 that morning. I took a power nap, and
when I awoke at 2:00 i was able to eat at 2:30
i can take, one shot, or have one beer, or one mixed drink
and my head is in the toliet at 4am, EVERY TIME
then i'll have the most immense stomach ache the WHOLE next day
so unbareable i wont be able to sleep for more than 20 minute intervals.
alcohol isn't the only thing that gets my belly to grumble either
my boyfriend tells me i have more belly aches than anyone he knows
maybe i'm allergic to something in alcohol thats also in foods?
or is there just something wrong with my stomach!??