Why do the palms of your hands turn red after drinking?

The consumption of alcohol can cause capillary dilation and congestion and increased blood flow, resulting in redness of the palms of the hands and possibly the face at the same time. However, this redness is temporary. If the redness persists, with symptoms such as hives, itchy skin and throat discomfort, you should be alerted to the possibility of alcohol allergy and seek prompt medical attention for treatment. In addition, long-term alcohol consumption may affect liver function. If you experience persistent redness on the palms of your hands after frequent or heavy drinking, accompanied by symptoms such as weakness, yellowing of the skin and sclera, and loss of appetite, you should seek medical attention for relevant tests to identify any liver pathology.

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