Why does a person's nose turn red when they drink alcohol?

people who drink alot usually have red noses. why is that?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Called a gin blossom, WC Fields had a trademark red nose. Over time the exhalation of alcohol through the nose as it is being wasted from your system causes the tiny blood vessels in your nose to become more pronounced giving the red "rum nose". Over many years the nose will also grow more bulbous.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It doesnt happen to everyone, but its mainly because when you drink alcohol it raises your body temp. making your body warm and your face turn red. Depends on how much you drink and how fast you drink it!

  • satow
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Gin Blossoms Alcohol

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  • Crash
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It's called erythema, sometimes "gin blossom" and is caused by the capillaries in the face and nose dilating. It can become permanent damage. Asians are particularly susceptible to this because of genetics, and it's sometimes called asian flush.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because they are ashamed of drinking.

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