Doctor insights on:
Allergic To Histamine
My roommate thinks she is allergic to the histamines in alcohols like tequilla and vodka. Is this possible?
Alcohol Allergy: Alcohol is a spontaneous mast cell degranulator. Your friend is probably not allergic, rather just has a side effect from ingestion of alcohol. Is it that she is drinking too much and then the reaction happens or is it with the first sip? Does it happen with all alcohols? Does it happen with different brands of vodka or tequila? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Histamine is an organic nitrogen compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter. Histamine triggers the inflammatory response. As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamine is produced by basophils and by mast cells found ...Read more
Can someone be allergic to anti-histamines and what else can you take if an allergic reaction occurs?
Occasionally yes: but not to all antihistamines, often times the allergy is to an inactive ingredient in the drug, but true allergy to antihistamines is there, rare though, if need be you can try 2nd or third generation antihitamine under your doctor's supervision, goo luck ...Read more
Whats the best cure for allergic rhinitis? Aside from anti histamines that really makes me drowsy. Is there any natural way? Something like herbal?
Avoid allergen: If you can find out what you are allergic to (e.g. Animals, dust, grass) you can try to avoid and take local control measures. If not, you might try saline irrigations and then follow by an over the counter trial of local steroids such as flonase. Side effects can include nasal bleeding and dryness. Best to find out the allergies and see if there are specific treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not have any allergic reactions. Would it be okay to take this medicine, even though there's really nothing to cure or any histamine to block?
I'm allergic to animal fur. Is there anything that I can do to get around this without anti histamines?
Yes: First rule in allergy is avoidance of allergen or triggering substance. If it is unavoidable then try medications such as oral antihistamines or topical nasal steroids. If you do not want to take medications or receive a sub-optimal response from their use, you can always opt for immunotherapy (allergy shots). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can someone someone be allergic to Benadryl if it's presents histamine release therefore shouldn't it prevent a reaction?
What kind of specialist should I get for soy, peanut & histamine diet so I won't get an allergic reaction and lose weight.
A dietitian, not a: physician, most likely. Histamine= a hormone made internally (not in food) & induces itching & capillary dilatation/redness; i.e. allergic response. Also, what people have "allergic responses" to on their skin, vs. their mouth, vs. their pharynx, versus in blood, etc, vary quite widely with no clear correlation with one another. Yet people routinely assume that skin tests are a "Gold Standard" ...Read more
I went for a allergy test they said I am allergic to nickel and chollophony got some advantan and anti-histamine but still scratch a lot some days ?
Use creams!: Good morning, allergy to nickel and colophony are contact allergies and are treated by application of local steroid (cortisone) creams. Antihistamines are usually not helpful as histamine not the agent involved in these types of contact allergies. Antihistamines are beneficial for allergies due to pollens, molds, dusts, etc. ...Read more
How is someone allergic to diphenhydramine, when it blocks histamine?! i get hives from dye free bendrlyl. What do I do in event of other alrgc rects?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can you be allergic to weed?
- Duration of allergic reactions
- Allergic to ibuprofen what can i take
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How long should it take for lip swelling to go down from allergic reaction?
- How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?
- How to tell the difference between heat rash and allergic reaction in a child?
- How to get rid of allergic reaction on face?
- Talk to an allergist and immunologist online for free