Histamine Intolerance is a subject that many allergist or doctors don’t even want too talk about. For many of them, its a fairly new revelation and they don’t know the working elements of it. So they decide to not treat the illness , instead they just give you an anti-inflammatory and send you on your way. When I learned me and my children had Histamine Intolerance I was so focused on the food aspect of it that I almost forgot about all the other things they come in contact with everyday that can trigger it! So after dying my hair the other night , with what I thought was an all natural no ammonia free dye, I couldn’t hear a thing. I thought maybe I just got some water in my ear, my ears will pop. The morning came and they never did. It was HORRIBLE…I actually still have it, just not as bad. So it sent me on another wild goose chase as to what my trigger could have been. So I wanted to share a list of some “non-food” products to avoid.
*Vibration and Pressure
*Exercise in excess
*Hot Bath’s or Chlorine
*Venom, coming from snakes and insects such as bees, wasps, and fire ants.
*Biologic compounds released by intestinal worms, jellyfish (on contact), ingested crayfish, and lobster
*Dextran: used in some IV solutions and eye drops
*Compound 48/80—not commonly used, but with a high degranulation ability, all patients should stay aware
*Iodine-containing radiographic dyes
*Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin and ibuprofen
*Scopolamine: used in pre-operative procedures and in some eye drops
*Papaverine: found in some heart medications
*Dipyridamole: used as an anticoagulant
*Thiamine (vitamin B6): found in vitamin supplements
*Trimethaphan: anticoagulant used in surgical procedures
*Narcotics: codeine, morphine, meperidine (pethidine, Demerol), and all derivative
*Neuromuscular blocking agents:
*Sympathomimetics: isoproterenol, amphetamine, ephedrine, phenylephrine
*Preservatives and additives such as alcohols, MSG, sodium benzoate, and artificial colors.
I am learning DAILY what some of the triggers are, and at times it can feel like your allergic to the world. But once you get the T-Cells regulated your flares won’t be as bad! Keep in mind everyone is different and some people get totally other triggers that may not be listed on my list. What triggers your mast cell or histamine reaction?