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A 48-year-old member asked:

What benefit is it for the immune system to release histamine in the presence of an allergen?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
None: It is a response that is intended for parasites and that is why it is an abnormal response to other substances that cause allergy symptoms.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What benefit is there for the immune system to release histamine?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Ancient system: The ancient benefit of your allergy system is to fight infections with and get rid of parasites.
Last updated Apr 30, 2013

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