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1253922 tn?1283235149

Tiny Itchy blisters

I am 30 year old, working women and married, I wanted to know does somebody else also have the same symptoms, My problem is whenever i drink alcohol weather beer, rum, or vodka, the next day i get tiny itchy blister filled with water not puss. its itches a lot my skin become red after this, and i get this blisters in Hand upper skin and these blisters stays for around 3-4 days, I just don't understand why this happen to me, i cannot leave drinking but the next day become horrible for me. can somebody suggest me what should i do or any medicine. One of my friend told me that if u have blood sugar problem then only this happen. Is it true cause i don't have blood sugar problem.
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This does not sounds like ANY blood sugar problem, but a reaction to the alcohol you are drinking.  Why not just quit drinking the alcohol?  That would be the best recommendation I could give you.  

Secondly, when you have these blisters, I would have a physician assess them.  
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to say you cannot leave drinking makes you sound like an addict, sorry to say, where are the blisters n are u sure its from nothing else such as perfume  or washing powder u use?

it can be a liver problem if you get a rash that itches like mad
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1353650 tn?1429463374
My husband has these same blisters and he is pre-diabetic. A blood sugar problem is more than likely what it is. Drinking alcohol is very bad for your health if you have any kind of blood sugar problem. You need to see an endocrinologist to have your blood sugar evaluated. You could be diabetic, pre-diabetic or hypoglycemic.
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1253922 tn?1283235149
I am not addicted to drinks, it just only on Saturdays and some occasion when i drink, and i have done my blood test also to know whether i am diabetic or blood sugar but the result says i am not... I am not allergic to any cream, these blisters pop out only when i drink, I try to less the drink as much as possible. God knows why i am having this irritating problem.
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In my opinion, this is no blood sugar problem, but a reaction to the alcohol; NEVER in the 12 years I have been an RN have I seen any blistering related to being Diabetic, plus you are only experiencing this with alcohol drinking.  Just avoid the alcohol would be the easiest solution.    
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1353650 tn?1429463374
Just because you haven't seen blistering in your 12 years of being an RN doesn't mean it can't be a symptom. You should look up symptoms of diabetes. My husbands blistering has stopped since he no longer eats sugar. This is the only thing that has helped.
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1353650 tn?1429463374
One thing you may want to consider also is that you could have an allergy to sulfites. What kind of drinks do you typically drink? Here is an article on Sulfite sensitivity.

Sulfite sensitivity is a serious health consideration that should be diagnosed and addressed by a certified health practitioner. If you believe that you have a sulfite sensitivity, the very first thing you should do is talk to your doctor. He or she can refer you to an allergist for diagnosis and preventive advice.

Approximately 1 in 100 individuals have a sulfite sensitivity. Individuals with asthma or an allergy to aspirin are particularly at risk. When exposed to sulfites, those with a sensitivity can experience a variety of symptoms: flushing of the face or skin, headache, or, in severe cases, hives and/or difficulty breathing.

Most people who have a sulfite sensitivity and don't have asthma will become flushed or develop a headache after drinking red wine. Red wine contains the highest concentration of sulfites, which, in addition to being used as a preservative in some foods, are a natural byproduct of the fermentation process.

If you ever experience hives or difficulty breathing after drinking wine, you are experiencing an anaphylactic reaction, which is very serious. Such a reaction should always be reported to a doctor for treatment. Your doctor or allergist will most likely prescribe an epinephrine injector -- EpiPen being the most commonly prescribed brand -- and instruct you in its use. A severe anaphylactic reaction can be lethal, and it is important to be prepared.

Sulfite sensitivity also tends to increase with continued exposure to sulfites. For this reason, if you have a mild reaction but notice that you eventually begin developing more severe symptoms, you should see your doctor.

Not long ago it used to be common practice to spray vegetables for common consumption -- such as at salad bars -- with sulfites to preserve their color. Today this is less common, but some individuals with intense sulfite sensitivity avoid salad bars and vegetables that might be treated with sulfites.

One of the most frustrating aspects of sulfite sensitivity can be the experimentation involved in determining which products are safe and which are not. Many products sold in the US and many more sold overseas are not labeled for sulfite content, so even though they appear to be safe, they may not be. Because it is not federally required for manufacturers to report sulfite content below a certain amount, many manufacturers do not list it on their labels.

All wines contain sulfites. Some wines are branded "sulfite-free" -- often organics bear this label -- which will be of use to someone with a very mild sulfite sensitivity, but as sulfites are a natural part of the grape fermentation process, no wine can be 100% sulfite free. However, if you can drink some wines and not others, look for paler wines; white wine contains fewer sulfites than red wine does.

This "coloration" test makes a good rule of thumb for other alcoholic beverages as well. Because sulfites are commonly used to preserve color, darker alcohols will have a higher tendency to cause a sulfite reaction in those with high sensitivity than clear or pale ones. However, colorless alcohol is not always safe, and care should always be taken when sampling an untried beverage. Many mixers also contain sulfites for color and flavor preservation.

With sulfite sensitivity, caution is always the rule. While it can be frustrating to navigate the wide array of alcoholic beverages available on the market, or to turn down a drink at a social event, remember that sulfite sensitivity can be very serious, and always be prepared.
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