Itching, Swelling, And Redness On The Skin After Drinking Alcohol?

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Hello, my skin is itching a little swollen and a little red-red, after I drink an alcoholic drink, is it caused by an allergy? Can the itching disappear without being treated?

1 Answer:

Hello Jerry,


Thank you for the question.

Itching, swelling, and redness on the skin after drinking alcohol is indeed one of them can indicate you are allergic to alcohol. However, these allergies may also be triggered by other substances, such as cold, animal hair, seafood, eggs, and so on if you have contact with these substances. Aside from allergies, complaints on your skin can also occur due to skin infections, insect bites, cholinergic urticaria, drug side effects, atopic dermatitis, immune disorders, drug eruptions, and so on.


Depending on the cause and severity, complaints on the skin will eventually be able to heal by itself, but some are only improved when it has been treated by a doctor. Therefore, it is safer if you check your condition as early as possible to your doctor or dermatologist. Some types of drugs or maybe additional tests, such as allergy tests or blood tests, may be recommended by your doctor.


In the meantime, the best thing to do is:

Don't consume alcohol anymore
Keep yourself away from other substances that might trigger allergies, as mentioned above
Make yourself calmer, less anxious or stressed out
Bathe diligently with room temperature water, do not use soap that is too hard, then wear loose, soft clothing
Drink plenty of water
Don't scratch excessive itchy skin
Just apply calamine lotion to the itchy skin to improve quickly

Hope this helps ...

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