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? about Histamine edema/swelling

Posted by Joan on September 10, 2001 at 02:55:46:

Hi, does anyone have any tips for getting histamine out of the body after an allergic reaction? I have very swollen ankles/feet which I've been elevating above my heart and have been drinking a lot of water. Is there anything else I can do????

Thanks, Joan in Az



Re: ? about Histamine edema/swelling

Posted by Judy F. on September 10, 2001 at 11:50:27:

In Reply to: ? about Histamine edema/swelling posted by Joan on September 10, 2001 at 02:55:46:

In my case I found omega-3 to be very effective in reducing swelling, congestion, inflammation, etc. One of the things that omega-3 does is to encourage the body to make more of the "good" postaglandins (PGs) than the "bad" which contribute to things like swelling, congestion, inflammation.

I also reduced the tendency to allergies with fennel seeds.
This wasn't all I did about the allergy problems, but I discovered when I stopped taking the fennel seeds and the allergies began to return that this was a biggie in helping me.

The fennel seeds should be used cautiously by people who feel too hot and dry.

Fennel seeds also can relieve intestinal spasms and promote normal peristalsis.

Judy



Re: ? about Histamine edema/swelling

Posted by Joan on September 10, 2001 at 13:14:19:

In Reply to: Re: ? about Histamine edema/swelling posted by Judy F. on September 10, 2001 at 11:50:27:

Wow! Thanks, Judy, I have never heard that before. How does one take the fennel seeds -- just raw or what??

Joan in AZ



Fennel seeds

Posted by Judy F. on September 10, 2001 at 18:06:19:

In Reply to: Re: ? about Histamine edema/swelling posted by Joan on September 10, 2001 at 13:14:19:

You can chew a few after a meal. Or, you can put about a teaspoon into a cup, cover with boiling water, and let steep for 25 minutes. When I take the liquid I usually add some thyme also because I have a history of nightmares being caused by digestive system problems.

Judy



Thank You, Judy!

Posted by Joan -- nmi on September 11, 2001 at 10:26:08:

In Reply to: Fennel seeds posted by Judy F. on September 10, 2001 at 18:06:19:


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Re: ? about Histamine edema/swelling (Archive in allergy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 12, 2001 at 08:20:24:

In Reply to: ? about Histamine edema/swelling posted by Joan on September 10, 2001 at 02:55:46:

Hi, Joan.

The histamine disappears within a few hours after the hypersensitivity reaction. For example, if this was caused by a medication the length of the reaction would be dependent upon how long it takes for the body to TOTALLY clear that medication from the bodymind. In some cases that is days and in others only hours.

In ALL cases it is absolutely essential that the offending substance be identified to prevent recurrance. If you find a way to shorten the basic reaction (other than antihistamines, and cortisone [or epinephrine for life-threatening reactions like anaphylactic shock]) I hope you will share it with us.

Walt



Thank you, Dr. Stoll!

Posted by Joan - nmi on September 12, 2001 at 14:35:37:

In Reply to: Re: ? about Histamine edema/swelling (Archive in allergy.) posted by Walt Stoll on September 12, 2001 at 08:20:24:


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