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Taken alcohol, hardness to breath. Is it asthma?

Every time I go out to drink, which is literally once a month or less, the morning/day after my breathing is hard. I can t take a full breath. What does this mean? It only lasts for up to a few hours or the whole day long. Also, I don t get extremely drunk or go crazy, I m not hungover, but I had a few drinks. I can breathe fine, but its just heavier than normal and it s like I have asthma and cannot breathe in all the way. (However, I do not has asthma). If anyone can tell me if this is normal or abnormal and I should get it checked out, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance!
Asked On : Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
There can be a few reasons to this:
1. Sulphite intolerance - this chemical is high in alcohol based drinks especially wine and although there are claims of sulhpite-free wine I do not know the truth to that claim.
This manifests as an asthma-like attacks and usually after a few drinks. Some people can feel becoming short of breath when the wine bottle is opened.
2. Other food allergies - such as nut allergy or wheat intolerance. Nut allergies can be checked with a specific IgE blood test that your doctor can request.

You must also ensure that you have not already developed asthma with a full lung function test and get the report checked by a respiratory physician.

I hope that helps.
Answered: Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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