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How to treat mastocytosis?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Skin problem

This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.

In brief: Skin problem

This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Brant Ward
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brant Ward
Dr. Brant Ward
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