A Beer Allergy Causes Headaches, Congestion & Intolerance. Alcohol Allergy Symptoms Are Treatable.
Now before we go any further, let me explain there is hope for all beer drinkers, including myself.
Good gluten free beer is available and many of them are pretty good, but more on that later. Beer has been around for centuries. It's a process of brewing certain hops, yeast, wheat, and sugars to produce alcohol. Unfortunately some people will experience an allergic reaction after drinking beer and alcohol. These symptoms vary from person to person.
Some research indicates that allergies to beer might be particular proteins and other ingredients found in beer that the person is allergic to. Discuss with your doctor if you think you may have an allergic reaction to beer or an allergy to alcohol. A true allergy to beer or an allergy to alcohol involves production of IgE which causes the allergic reaction.
An allergy is your body's sensitivity to the ingredients in beer such as yeast, hops, or barley.
Some ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction to beer or alcohol intolerance include:
If you do drink alcohol, stay with those that you know won't cause an allergic reaction or those with less ingredients. You can also:
Can I Drink Beer If I Have Wheat Or Gluten Intolerance?
My personal answer is no. I have a gluten intolerance and cannot handle regular beer.
On occasion I will get a quality gluten free beer. Malt contains gluten so drinking a malted beverage or beer might trigger an allergic reaction. For me, it's feeling tired and sleepy, similar to when I eat corn. Yep, another allergy to corn as well as gluten. No corn chips for me.
It's best to completely eliminate regular beer and any alcoholic beverages that causes you an allergic reaction. The risks far outweigh the benefits of downing a cold one. You can try these:
If you have a beer allergy you may have a wheat allergy, gluten allergy or intolerance. Talk with your doctor or allergist about getting tested. In the meanwhile you may want to avoid these foods:
If you have a severe beer allergy or alcohol intolerance you can wear a medical bracelet or necklace. These can be worn and read to alert others of your allergy in case you're not able to communicate.
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