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Why does my face/neck flush when i drink alcohol?

Hey everyone,
So when I used to drink alcohol this time last year in my second year of college, I would tend to go quite flushed in the face. It was nothing major at the time, it was normal. I knew others that would experience this too. Sometimes it would not even happen at all which was great. But the last 4 months or so, my neck has started to flush as well as my face when I have consumed alcohol. It was first pointed out to me by my friends who seemed concerned as to why my neck was going red, it looked like a splotchy deep red rash layered on both sides of my neck and at the front sometimes too. It can last for up to 30 mins to even 2 hours. Once I get crazy drunk it seems to disappear which is weird.  I have experienced a similar rash when I have been under extreme stress in the past...but now it seems to happen more often, for example when alcohol gets thrown into the equation. It may not seem like a huge issue, but to me it is as I am quite self conscious of it now as it looks so strange...nobody that I know suffers from this. Is there anyone out there that can say they have got this too? Btw, I am allergic to hayfever...have tried taking anti histamine tablets before consuming alcohol but it doesn't work. Going docs on monday to speak with them, in the mean time I would love to see if anyone else experiences this.
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I'm glad to hear that you are going to the doctor.  It sounds like something called alcohol flush reaction- here's a little bit about it:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_flush_reaction

It's best to seek a doctors opinion to make sure that's what is going on and to understand what it all means.  
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