Our expert says:
It could be due to inability of the liver to metabolize alcohol - your liver enzymes may not be working 100% - can be tested by a liver function test. Your GP will be able to check this for you. Hives are very itchy red and swollen spots on the skin, I don't think what you describe sounds like hives? Chronic drinkers sometimes develop permanent dilated veins on the face but you are too young for this I think!
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