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What are common allergens in alcoholic beverages?

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Alcoholic beverages are made from complex mixtures of grains, chemicals, and preservatives that your body has to break down. If your body can’t do this well, you'll have a reaction. Common allergens in alcoholic beverages include:

  • Barley
  • Egg protein (usually in wine)
  • Gluten
  • Grapes
  • Histamines
  • Hops
  • Rye
  • Seafood proteins
  • Sodium metabisulphite
  • Sulphites
  • Wheat
  • Yeast

From: Do I Have an Allergy to Alcohol? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Allergy UK: “Alcohol Allergy.”

University of Notre Dame, Student Well-Being: “Alcohol Allergies: Do They Exist?”

Mayo Clinic: “Alcohol intolerance: Definition.”

ASCIA: “Alcohol allergy.”

New Health Guide: “Alcohol Intolerance.”

Mayo Clinic: “Alcohol intolerance: Symptoms.”

Food Reactions: “Alcohol Intolerance.”

Robert Eitches, MD, FAAAAI, Los Angeles.

Mayo Clinic: “Alcohol intolerance: Causes.”

Mayo Clinic: “Alcohol intolerance: Risk factors.”

Mayo Clinic: “Alcohol intolerance: Definition.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 22, 2019

SOURCES:

Allergy UK: “Alcohol Allergy.”

University of Notre Dame, Student Well-Being: “Alcohol Allergies: Do They Exist?”

Mayo Clinic: “Alcohol intolerance: Definition.”

ASCIA: “Alcohol allergy.”

New Health Guide: “Alcohol Intolerance.”

Mayo Clinic: “Alcohol intolerance: Symptoms.”

Food Reactions: “Alcohol Intolerance.”

Robert Eitches, MD, FAAAAI, Los Angeles.

Mayo Clinic: “Alcohol intolerance: Causes.”

Mayo Clinic: “Alcohol intolerance: Risk factors.”

Mayo Clinic: “Alcohol intolerance: Definition.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 22, 2019

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