Alcohol intolerance, Asian Glow, Asian Flus...
Alcohol intolerance, Asian Glow, Asian Flush, all words to describe a moderately serious alcohol allergy condition.
The most immediate and prevalent reactions to an allergy to alcohol include a red face and head pressure. Symptoms after consuming alcohol can include hives, a rash, swelling, redness of skin, swelling or itchiness of the face and more severe reaction can be vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat leading to wheezing or difficulty breathing.
People with alcohol allergies their digestive systems don't produce the Aldehyde Dehydrogenase enzyme, which makes their bodies react to alcohol this way. This condition that produces all the previously mentioned symptoms is often called Asian Blush or Asian Glow condition.
If you live in an Asian country then allergies to alcohol and their symptoms are regular conversation as the Asian population, for some reason, is genitcally predisposed to this condition. This correlates with the fact that the percentage of Asian people who have problems with alcohol dependence is much lower than non-Asians.
A serious dark cloud to alcohol allergy is that if you experience these symptoms and do not do anything about it, either quit drinking or take the 'Red Face When Drinking' formula, you are at greater risk for throat and stomach cancer. Aside from quitting drinking alcohol altogether you have two choices to deal with you alcohol allergies.
There is a drug you can take called 4-Methylpyrazole however ironically the side effects are the same as the symptoms of Alcohol Allergy!? Aside from unreliable antacids like Pepcid or Zantac the only reliable know solution is called the RedFaceCure.