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Daniel More, MD

Alcohol Allergy and the Holiday Season

By December 11, 2012

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The holidays are an excuse for many people to have a few alcoholic drinks -- and more often than not, a few too many. A little too much alcohol can result in a wide variety of symptoms, aside from the typical hangover that most of us are familiar with. These various reactions, such as flushing, hives or itching, could make you wonder if you could be allergic to alcohol. Allergic reactions to alcohol are possible, but are typically caused by ingredients other than the alcohol itself -- such as yeast or barley in beer, grapes in wine, or sulfites added as preservatives.

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