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My face and neck go red after drinking even a tiny bit of alcohol
This happens to my friend so she's just got in to the habit of not drinking. Probably very healthy........ but she said when she goes on a date she likes for them to have a drink, one of them needs to be relaxed.
I get this too, sometimes worse than others. I'm a fairly allergic person and I think it is a kind of alcohol intolerance. I still drink, but not much because the flushing is uncomfortable and annoying.
Is this not just a beer flush? My DH gets it all the time, i just tease him about it. Thought it was just the alcohol constricting and dilating certain blood vessels allowing blood to rush to the face and extremities
I never used to get this, but in the past few years I have found that most red wine turns me bright red, and other alcohol to a lesser extent. I think there may be some link with menopause/perimenopause (I'm late 40s), but the fact that red wine is worse than anything else may be due to a histamine reaction (red wine contains a lot more histamines than white wine, beer etc). I do have various allergies, but haven't experimented to see if taking an antihistamine before drinking changes anything.
exexpat I've been wondering about alcohol and the perimenopause too. Definitely linked in terms of more hot flushes when I've been drinking (especially red) and currently I've knocked booze on the head totally as it's been giving me headaches.
Which is a wordy way of saying that I think tolerance to alcohol can differ during a lifetime.