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A Deadly Glow
Warm flushed cheeks and a sudden glow made her suspect that there was alcohol in her food
"I was having another episode—warm glow and flushed cheeks."
I stopped drinking over 31 years ago. I religiously refrained from using anything that might possibly contain alcohol. This included certain mouthwashes, cough candies and some chocolate confections. I carefully avoided any restaurant meals that indicated alcohol in the preparation.
Then a few years ago, in a restaurant, I chose a pasta meal that did not include alcohol in the sauce according to the menu. Several other pasta dishes did indicate alcohol as an ingredient. After the first bite, I began to get a warm glow, which exhibited itself outwardly in very flushed cheeks. I... Login to read more
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