Did you read this wine allergy story from the United Kingdom ? "A teenager has developed a rare allergy that sends her into exhausting sneezing fit if she so much as smells a glass of wine."
The story continues: "Miss Miller said she used to be able to drink wine and suffered no other side effect other than feeling slightly light-headed, but then she began to suffer shooting pains. 'I would get terrible back cramps but then one day the sneezing started and it just has not stopped,' she said."
I've not heard of back cramps related to wine allergies before and I wonder about the rest of her diet and her whole health picture, which unfortunately was not reported.
Whether it's flushed cheeks or sniffles after a glass or two, many people report negative reactions to wine and liquor. However, according to the AAAAI : "It is usually not the alcohol that produces the allergic reaction to the wine or beer. The other ingredients in the alcohol, such as yeast, sulfur dioxide, and addi...
Sneezing is a universal reflex which has many different styles and intensities but in most people, serves the same purpose. The first sneeze may occur at any age often starting in infancy. Although sneezing can be annoying, especially when it occurs repetitively, it is an important defense mechanism.
Why do we sneeze?
Sneezing is a reflex response (occurs without conscious thought, through nerve networks between the brain and the upper airway) to a trigger which is often an aerosolized particle. It begins with a trigger stimulating nerve endings in the upper respiratory tract. The upper respiratory tract (URT) includes the nose, mouth, sinuses and throat.
Have you ever eaten something that made you sneeze? The reason why this occurs is because there are nerve based sensors in the nose and throat area which upon being stimulated by certain substances, rapidly send signals to the sneeze center of the brain. The sneeze center is located in an area of the brai...
Hello, I have recently been suffering from severe headaches that originate behind my left eye, behind my ear, to the base of my neck. It hurts to cough, sneeze, or even bend over to pick something up. I had a CT of the sinuses and it turned up nothing. My doctor put me on 800 mg ibuprofen, but I'd rather get to the root cause and not just the symptoms. Any ideas on what it can be? Sylvia.
The symptoms you describe are often symptoms of Migraine, but not always. That said, nobody can diagnose via the Internet, so you definitely need to find a doctor who understands Migraine and headaches . If you have trouble finding a doctor, there's a link below to our listing of patient recommended specialists.
One thing you can do to help you and your doctor determine what's going on is to keep a Migraine and headache diary. You can download a free diary workbook from our article Your Migraine and Headache Diary .
Good luck, John Claude ...
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