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does histamine rich foods increase symptoms in a dust mite allergy??

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 28, 2011 at 12:37 PM

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????

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on December 26, 2012
at 04:39 AM

Try cutting back on histamine rich foods for 2 weeks. Please let us know if that helps. Thanks. Also, go get some allergy testing if you can.

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on July 29, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Good luck! Not easy but very worth it.

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on July 29, 2011
at 01:46 PM

yes thanks for that i will definately give that a go

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on July 29, 2011
at 12:35 PM

Read more on here and other paleo sites about what foods contain grains. Just eat REAL food, nothing processed or made by man and you'll be fine.

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on July 29, 2011
at 12:33 PM

Yes, they put about 100 cuts on me and came up with dust. I have no tolerance for modern medicine anymore.

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on July 29, 2011
at 09:32 AM

yes i started yesterday so thanks :)

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on July 29, 2011
at 09:31 AM

ok thanks i will try that, what types of foods include grains? did u do a skin test?

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on July 29, 2011
at 09:30 AM

no i have only just joined this site i dont actually know what the paleo diet is?? i got allergy tested at the hospital i dont know if tht includes food? and yes i normally eat bread every day

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on July 28, 2011
at 04:56 PM

You eat bread regularly?

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on July 28, 2011
at 01:48 PM

Did you shut your window? Have you ever been tested for food allergies? Have you tried the Paleo diet for at least 30 days?

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1cbb6b2a813475d6c0b17fd5e898dc50

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.

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(1248)

on July 29, 2011
at 12:33 PM

Yes, they put about 100 cuts on me and came up with dust. I have no tolerance for modern medicine anymore.

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on July 29, 2011
at 09:31 AM

ok thanks i will try that, what types of foods include grains? did u do a skin test?

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 01:46 PM

yes thanks for that i will definately give that a go

1cbb6b2a813475d6c0b17fd5e898dc50

(1248)

on July 29, 2011
at 12:35 PM

Read more on here and other paleo sites about what foods contain grains. Just eat REAL food, nothing processed or made by man and you'll be fine.

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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.

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on July 29, 2011
at 01:15 AM

I think immune system is also a big factor in allergy.

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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.

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on July 29, 2011
at 09:32 AM

yes i started yesterday so thanks :)

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(367)

on July 29, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Good luck! Not easy but very worth it.

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