Drinking rash

Old 10-17-2016, 10:33 PM
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Drinking rash

Hi guys,

I'm 35 and been a heavy drinker for years, I used to drink nearly every night but over the last few years have cut down to 3-4 nights a week.
In the last couple of years I've started getting a rash or facial flushing after drinking for several nights in a row, this never used to happen even when I drank every night. The symptons are very similar to 'Asian flush' even though I'm not Asian at all. I have been using anti reflux tablets to stop the rash if I drink for more than 3 days , they do work to a degree but If
I've had a blood test and everything came back completely normal,
My DR said it's just your liver not keeping up. If that was the case I would have thought the rest would have showed something.

Has anyone else experienced this?
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:31 PM
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May not be what you want to hear but listen to the Dr- and probably it is a good time to quit. Having a normal blood test is a gift for those of us who are/were drinkers- now's the time to run with it.
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Old 10-18-2016, 12:01 AM
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Hi and welcome Stretch

Can't say I experienced anything like that but from what you say there seems to have a strong causal link with alcohol, and if your Doc is telling you your livers struggling to keep up,. it's probably time to think about quitting?

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Old 10-18-2016, 04:13 AM
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Please listen to your doctor. Your body is giving you a warning sign.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:01 AM
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Lots of good advice here and from your doctor, quitting drinking is most likely the best solution.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:58 PM
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Yup. Experienced that. Had all kinds of remedies that didn't work well.
You know the cure. I knew it too. I just couldn't see sobriety as anything remotely satisfying...
I was wrong. It turned out to be the best thing that I ever did for myself.
Give up the drinking. Say goodbye to the side effects.
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:57 PM
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The redness is perhaps related to what alcohol does to our capillaries.
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:10 PM
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I am not sure what you are drinking, but for me; i would get a very uncomfortable rash on my chest when drinking red wine.
When I asked the Dr. He said I had an allergy to the tanins in the wine. He advised me to quit drinking it.
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:17 AM
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My face would flush and be redder in general the more I consumed and I think it had to do with increased blood pressure in my case. That and the fact alcohol can irritate and dehydrate your skin, etc.
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