Alcohol giving you strife? well there is a number of reasons you could
be feeling allergic to alcohol.
Personally, I spent years trying to pin point exactly what my allergies
were, and the worst thing is when theres not just one major cause, it
could be a whole hoard from things, from gluten, to sulphides, to
sweeteners and thickeners, to corn syrup, even the very products you
clean the dishes with, wash your skin with, make up you use, laundry
detergent, and mixers in you drinks.
What Alcohol Or Additive is Causing Your Allergies?
Wine allergies could be anything from a head ache, to rash or itchy
skin, to puffiness, nausea, sneezing, to a tight chest. Its not always
obvious that this is causing your discomfort. And allergies may not
kick in with certain types of wine. Eg. I can drink red wine, but find
sweet white wines make me feel hungover after 1 glass, ill, and itchy.
Our Home Remedy... Simple, Tried And Tested
Of the best ways to reduce irritation from drinking wine, is the drink
plenty of water between glasses of wine, wine is a diuretic which
essentially means that accelerates a lot of fluid from your body and
you may become dehydrated, this can then result in a hangover will
start. I also find that taking an antihistamine (hay fever tablet can
help with allergies).
(preservative 220) is allergenic and one of the things people suffer
from when it comes to wine, there is a higher concentration in sweet
white wines, so stick to organic wines, reds and sparkling, for less
cause the infamous red wine head ache, due to peoples poor histamine
production, to it can pay to take aspirin and help suppress effects if
you must drink it.
Allergies to Beer
Sometimes the yeast, or gluten in beer can effect people, with a range
of symptoms from upset tummy's and excessive bloating, to swollen
glands, and cold like symptoms. It pays to test different beers, you
may find the varying content of yeast/gluten and other additives in
some beers more pleasant then other.
Sugar mixers can be full of hidden nasties that can upset and dry out
the skin, when it comes to mixing drinks, I am adamant that
the purist is the best, so stick with plain juices and tonic water.
Adding freshly squeezed lemon or lime can make a great difference.
Trial and error
The best thing to do it see what works, note down in the dairy what you
drink, and the reactions you have while drinking, the next day (this is
how i realized my allergy to white wine, my hangovers always seemed
excessive even after 1 or 2 glasses).
Note: My recommendations are based on my own personal experience of
wine and that of my friends I have no medical training and I suggest if
your symptoms are severe to consult a doctor. My advice should not
replace that of a medical professional.
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