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how to control mastocytosis?

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Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Certain meds: Cutaneous masto can be treated with daily oral antihistamines or cromolyn applied to the skin, but sometimes may not need treatment. Systemic masto is usually treated with antihistamines, plus oral cromolyn for GI symptoms and epipen (epinephrine) for anaphylactic episodes. Aggressive forms may only respond to certain chemotherapy agents. See a specialist in masto for more information.
Answered on Jul 9, 2015
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Medications can help: Cutaneous (skin-only) mastocytosis can be treated with antihistamines, singulair, (montelukast) and topical cromolyn if the itching, etc., is problema ... Read More
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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
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Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
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