Reply to "Skin rashes from drinking wine?"

Just for the record, I did not say that alcohol causes rosacea. It does, however, aggravate a rosacea or pre-rosacea condition by dilating the blood vessels.

Per the link to the Mayo Clinic

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Although the exact cause of rosacea remains a mystery, a number of factors can aggravate it or make it worse by increasing blood flow to the surface of your skin. Some of these include:

* Hot foods or beverages
* Spicy foods
* Alcohol
* Temperature extremes
* Sunlight
* Stress, anger or embarrassment
* Strenuous exercise
* Hot baths, saunas
* Corticosteroids
* Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications>>

I confess that I am not a doctor, but I don't see any reason to rule out a mild pre-rosacea condition.

Just a comment, not an attempt at a diagnosis.
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