Why Does Alcohol Cause a Flushed Face?

I had reason #2 and it helped me make decisions about my drinking.

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1. Alcohol flush reaction

This is a rare cause of redness in the face after consuming alcohol. You can think of it as an allergic reaction of sorts, except it’s a bit more complicated than that.

2. Inflammation

Alcohol, and the sugar in the alcohol, causes wide-spread inflammation. Although this inflammation affects every part of the body, it’s often most noticeable in the face.

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3. Portal hypertension

The last and most serious reason why alcohol causes a flushed face is due to portal hypertension.

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