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I just made myself an Old Fashion in which I included a shot-and-a-half of Canadian Whiskey. I have hives all over my entire body, especially all over my face, neck, stomach, and hands. I've never broke out from Whiskey before. The hives are causing extreme itching, and I am extremely red.
Is this an allergic reaction?
Can I take Benadryl or a different medication?
What do I do?

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replied December 21st, 2016
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. It appears to be allergic reaction, take some benadryl and if it worsens, go to ER and get an epinephrine shot.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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