SPRING ALLERGIES

11 Things That Can Make Allergies Worse

By Stephanie Watson @WatsonWriter
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April 21, 2017

2. Alcohol

Allergy sufferers might want to pass on the glass of wine or beer with dinner. Alcohol, especially red wine, can trigger symptoms like a stuffed nose or skin reaction. Fermented drinks like wine and beer contain histamine, the same chemical your body releases when you react to pollen or pet dander. Sauerkraut, smoked meats and fish, and cheeses like Swiss and Gouda are other foods on the histamine watch list.

 

 

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Updated:  

March 30, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN