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Old 12-08-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
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Could I be allergic to alcohol?

When I have an alcoholic drink I become flushed immediately. My ears get very hot as well as my neck and face. Could this be an allergy?

 
Old 12-08-2004, 07:25 PM   #2
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When I have an alcoholic drink I become flushed immediately. My ears get very hot as well as my neck and face. Could this be an allergy?
Yes it could be, I'm allergic to Wheat which is found in Beer, Gin, scotch and blended whisky. I'm not saying your allergic to wheat, I'm just saying that yes you could be allergic to something in the alcohol.

 
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Hi. Obviously I am new here.
I have an rare allergy to alcohol. If I come in contact with it whether by touching, ingesting, or airborne, I break out in hives, blisters and I black out. My doctor doesn't understand what is going on or how I developed it. When I was 16 and 17 I could drink and not have any problems, but my skin was so messed up due to serious acne. In the latter of being 17, I developed the allergy and it was to the point to where one drink or sip would cause my mouth to blister. I can't even eat the liquor filled chocolates becuase it blisters my tounge. I get headaches when I smell or inhale any alcohol vapors, and it's EVERY FORM OF ALOCOHOL. I went to the library and spent weeks there trying to find out what is wrong. I am not of Asian or Indian decent. There is just no known explaination for this. I can't use handsoaps, perfumes, certain detergents, lotions, hair products and makeup (unless i scour the ingredient list). I could go on and on. Does any one know what this is or how I can get around it? I have given up on the drinking aspect but I love to bartend. The allergy has just gotten worse in the past year and it puts a damper on my bartending career.

 
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I can't use handsoaps, perfumes, certain detergents, lotions, hair products and makeup (unless i scour the ingredient list). I could go on and on. Does any one know what this is or how I can get around it?
We have similar problems, except different symptoms. There are many things that can make my heart beat very badly, and make my blood pressure go very high. There are also many things that can cause me to have problems breathing, either because of my heart problems, or because of my asthma. There are many things that cause these problems for me, either by consuming them, breathing them, or if they touch my skin.

As you have probably been told, the only known solution to a "multiple chemical sensitivities" problem, is avoidance.

I've seen some improvements in my situation by changing my diet to a "insulin intolerant" diet which features high fiber, low carbohydrate foods. I eat mostly home-made meals where I can be sure of the ingredients.

I've also seen some improvement and changes by not using fabric softeners or detergents. We use distilled white vinegar as a fabric softener, and baking soda instead of a detergent.

We've also removed all rugs and upholtered furniture from my environment. I sleep on a leather recliner with only briefs and no covers, because I react badly to cotton and some dyes.

Is your "sensitivity" problem the same all day long, or is it better during certain times of the day or night?

 
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Re: Could I be allergic to alcohol?

beerzoids, try this site out www.allergyasthmatech.com . This site has many different products for people who have crazy allergies... maybe you can get some sheets/covers etc. from here that could help you out? My co-workrs son has really bad allergies and asmtha and she has alot of these products for the bed/shower/house and it has helped alot she said.

good luck to you both.

 
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beerzoids, try this site out www.allergyasthmatech.com . This site has many different products for people who have crazy allergies... maybe you can get some sheets/covers etc. from here that could help you out? My co-workrs son has really bad allergies and asmtha and she has alot of these products for the bed/shower/house and it has helped alot she said.

good luck to you both.
Thanks for the info. I checked the site. They have nonallergic fleece blankets. I have tried cotton, satin and silk sheets, and react poorly to all three. I might consider fleece next, if what I am doing doesn't work.

I think that one of the main reasons for my super-sensitivities is due to insulin intolerance (resistance), which causes all kinds of malfunctions in one's body. People can get insulin resistance by overwhelming the body with too many carbs for too many years. Subs, pizzas, chips, popcorn, beer, french fries, etc.

Each day that I am on a strict, 6x per day, insulin resistance diet, I am seeing more signs of improvement, and getting more hope that my stupid, ultra-sensitive problems can be turned around.

Thanks for the link.

Regards and Merry Christmas.

 
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