i have a dust mite allergy and i take anti histamines everyday, i have anti allergen bed sheets, pillows and quilt. my symptoms are still persistant and severe. i do eat alot of rich histamine foods, e.g chicken, bread, cheese, oranges, sausage, chocolate ect... could that be the reason my chronic symptoms are still persistant, because the high histamine foods are causing my dust mite allergy symptoms to be much stronger????
asked byjames_baxter (35)
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on July 28, 2011
at 06:14 PM
I cured my allergies by not eating ANY grains! I had horrible allergies and used to have to get shots once a week to get rid of the symptoms. Try eating no grains. I eat meat and some fruits and veggies. By the way, my allergy specialist said I was allergic to dust.....WRONG. I was allergic to wheat.
on December 26, 2012
at 04:31 AM
The following information is what I have obtained from my own understanding of allergies after doing research and from multiple visits to a very respected allergy doctor in the SF/bay area.
Reactions to allergies can be compounded by multiple allergen sources and by greater quantities of any particular allergen. So what this means is that if you are allergic to histamine and dust mites, then your allergy symptoms may be worse when both are combined or exposure to either is increased.
What's also interesting is that many allergy-like symptoms may be compounded because of an increase exposure to both allergens and a change in environment. In other words, nasal congestion may be worse if you are exposed some allergens and then subsequently increase sunlight/cold/humidity. Basically, your body normally can adjust to environmental factors fairly well but in cases when your immune system is triggered, your body reacts much more strongly the aforementioned, despite the fact that they are non-allergic factors.
So to answer your question, yes, histamine can increase your my dust mite allergy symptoms. However, you should know histamine is an allergen itself, so you could also say that dust mites can increase your histamine allergy symptoms.
on July 29, 2011
at 01:15 AM
I think immune system is also a big factor in allergy.
on July 28, 2011
at 04:53 PM
It's probably something in your diet, yes. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=diet&dbid=7 http://failsafediet.wordpress.com/the-rpah-elimination-diet-failsafe/ and I recommend Lea's list on your other thread containing histamine-rich/-releasing foods. The only way to find out is to cut out as many culprits as possible for a length of time and see what happens.