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Questions come up from time to time from people who believe they may have an alcohol allergy. So I thought it might be helpful to provide an overview of alcohol allergies -- what they are, how to know if you might have one, and how to deal with them.
Let's face it -- if you overindulge in alcohol, whether it's all the time or just every now and then -- you're probably going to feel sick the next day. Pounding headache, nausea and shakiness are the classic symptoms of a hangover.
But some people feel sick after drinking even small amounts of alcohol, and although it's slightly possible they are just overly sensitive to the intoxicating effects of the alcohol, it might be that they are actually overly sensitive to ingredients found in the alcohol.
In reality, this is more of a food intolerance than a food allergy. Still, it can be a bother to deal with.
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