ask: Does sulfite in red wine cause congestion?

By Jenny Housh HERWriter
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Everytime I drink red wine I get congested. Anything I can do besides not drinking red wine that will help with the congestion?

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Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi Jenny

Yes - sulfites can absolutely cause congestion! Some asthmatics avoid red wine altogether. You can take a decongestant before sipping if you want or better still, drink organic red wines that contain no sulfites at all! 

Read more about sulfites here:



July 4, 2014 - 8:03am
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