Antihistamines can give immediate relief for symptoms of allergies – but what can you do if you are allergic to alcohol? Alcohol combined with Antihistamines can have serious reactions that can cause accidents. To mention a few, severe drowsiness, disorientation and liver damages are bad enough. Read this article for clarification:
Antihistamines are medications that counteract the effect of the natural chemical histamine.
Histamine is a vasoactive chemical. This means it has an effect on small blood vessels, resulting in dilated capillaries (redness), and leakage of protein-rich fluid into surrounding skin (swelling). Histamine affects nearby nerves resulting in itching. Histamine is stored in granules within mast cells together with other vasoactive chemicals. http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/antihistamines.html
Bearing a bit of discomforts when you happen to have allergic reactions after drinking some alcohol is better – than taking antihistamines at once and suffer the consequences of experiencing serious accidents. Don’t worry, when you are a bit drowsy due to alcohol intake, the allergic symptoms will not be that intense anymore. Just relax for a while or make yourself busy and before you know it, allergies are gone!