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how to treat mastocytosis?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Medications can help: Cutaneous (skin-only) mastocytosis can be treated with antihistamines, singulair, (montelukast) and topical cromolyn if the itching, etc., is problematic. The same meds can help systemic mastocytosis, with swallowed cromolyn for GI symptoms. Epinephrine can help resolve anaphylaxis if that occurs. Avoid codeine/opiates and other meds that directly activate mast cells. Talk with a specialist for more info.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Whats mastocytosis?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does mastocytosis go away?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do I find information on mastocytosis?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What exactly is mastocytosis?

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Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Too many mast cells: Mastocytosis is an overgrowth of mast cells, immune cells that release histamine and other chemicals upon activation. There are several forms, from small collections of cells in the skin (urticaria pigmentosa) to increased numbers in the bone marrow and throughout the body (systemic mastocytosis). Symptoms vary from hive-like reactions to recurrent anaphylaxis. See a specialist for more details.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I see an endocrinologist for my Hashimoto's but just found out I also have syst. mastocytosis. Is there a specialist I can see to treat/manage both?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Mastocytosis?: Mastocytosis is a rare disease and should be managed by an expert in Immunology and Allergy at a major medical center. Your Hashimoto's can generally be managed by a competent primary care physician (FP or IM). Hashimoto's does not really require much management at all....

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