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Blame it on the Alcohol?

SOMETHING keeps on making my eczema flare up and I can't pinpoint what it is.
Is it the weather? (It's gotten considerably colder in the last few weeks and where I live is dry. Darn Canada!)
Also, everytime after I drink booze, I get an eczema flare up a few days later. Is that a pure coincidence
...Or maybe it's a certain sunscreen I'm using? 
Does anyone have any input/experience about this?

My flare ups are on my face, I have dry patches on my chin, near my eyes, and a few patches on my cheeks! Currently I'm treating it with 1% hydrocortisone cream [Prevex HC].
Ugh this is incredibly frustrating.
Maybe someone can let me know if booze is a factor in eczema flare ups.. (This would suck a LOT seeing as I do like to party from time to time.) I've also binge drank when I was younger and hadn't experienced an eczema flare up afterwards, so maybe it's not related at all OR I just developed an adult onset allergy?

Thanks. Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated!!


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Sep. 16th, 2010 08:14 am (UTC)
I don't know about alcohol allergies, but drinking does cause dehydration. Try drinking lots of water before, during and after your next night out and see if that makes any difference.
Sep. 17th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
My skin has been super sensitive too. It might be the change in seasons; from warm to cold. I live in Connecticut. One day it was 80 degrees and the next was 55.

Alcohol has a lot of sugar in it and sometimes too much sugar can cause a flare-up. Maybe drink one drink socially and then drink water or something non-alcoholic for the rest of the night?
Sep. 18th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
It is very common for eczema flareups to be caused by diet. I flare up when I drink alcohol, too - particularly red wine, not the low-alcohol content mixed drink stuff. I just avoid red wines with those heavy tannins.
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