Recently, anytime I drink alcohol, my face lights up red and hot, and my ears too! What is the deal??? This hasn't ever been a problem before! I'm freaked out.
Not at all, I'm half Native American and half Hispanic. And its new...I've never had it happen before except the last few times...it is so bizarre. And it kind of fades afterward.
Thanks for posting this. I think that might apply to me also. I also experience hive like break outs on my face whenever I had attempted to drink .Originally Posted by Tangle
I had a friend who experienced this as well. No matter which kind of alcohol she was drinking, she reacted this way.
Aldehyde dehydrogenase is an enzyme that helps break down alcohol after it is consumed. A deficiency of this enzyme can result in flushing reactions after consuming alcohol. This may include nausea and rapid heart rate. Such reactions can be confused for an allergic reaction, but they are actually more often due to this enzyme deficiency, which is most common in people of Asian descent."
Drink other things, red wine is the worst culprit. The very worst.