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Antihistamine Advice

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The antihistamine threads on here haven't been updated in years, so I was hoping someone could give me advice on what to take for environmental allergies. I used to take a sodium chloride solution prepared by a naturopath, but I must have become immune to it because my allergy symptoms are back. I tried over the counter antihistamines and they were too strong.

I read that stinging nettle and quercetin could help, and so could butterbur but there are some health concerns about butterbur so I didn't want to risk it. Right now I'm leaning towards quercetin and Allerase - anyone had success with these?

Has anyone had success with a natural remedy? I heard of saline solution nasal sprays - are those effective? The allergist I saw believes that my acne is worsened by histamines because I live in a highly allergenic environment.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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I just started nettle tea. And I'm still working on the bottle of Black raspberry which is supposed to be by far the biggest source of pro-anthocyanins, probably not spelled correctly. I haven't noticed any reduction in my constantly congested nose. I suspect my cats are the culprit. Although, rhinitus is a symptom of hyperkeratinization, just like acne.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Did you check this list?

I just started nettle tea. And I'm still working on the bottle of Black raspberry which is supposed to be by far the biggest source of pro-anthocyanins, probably not spelled correctly. I haven't noticed any reduction in my constantly congested nose. I suspect my cats are the culprit. Although, rhinitus is a symptom of hyperkeratinization, just like acne.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Did you check this list?

I just started nettle tea. And I'm still working on the bottle of Black raspberry which is supposed to be by far the biggest source of pro-anthocyanins, probably not spelled correctly. I haven't noticed any reduction in my constantly congested nose. I suspect my cats are the culprit. Although, rhinitus is a symptom of hyperkeratinization, just like acne.

Yes, I checked the list and it was helpful. I was trying to see if any users used any of the items on the list for histamine reactions specifically. Nettle tea seems like a good option, and I will look into black raspberry. I went to the health food store and was going to get quercetrin supplements, but they were all mixed with other ingredients like citrus and bromelain....has anyone had results with quercetrin? For now, I just went with Enzymedica Allerase and will try to find a good quercetrin supplement if this doesn't work out.

Allerase has amylase and other enzymes that are supposed to boost the immune system against allergies and also help with digestion and the breakdown of sugar. Do you know if these enzymes will work well as anti-histamines?

I also added cherries to my diet recently, and that seems to be helping with inflammation.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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I just started nettle tea. And I'm still working on the bottle of Black raspberry which is supposed to be by far the biggest source of pro-anthocyanins, probably not spelled correctly. I haven't noticed any reduction in my constantly congested nose. I suspect my cats are the culprit. Although, rhinitus is a symptom of hyperkeratinization, just like acne.

Yes, I checked the list and it was helpful. I was trying to see if any users used any of the items on the list for histamine reactions specifically. Nettle tea seems like a good option, and I will look into black raspberry. I went to the health food store and was going to get quercetrin supplements, but they were all mixed with other ingredients like citrus and bromelain....has anyone had results with quercetrin? For now, I just went with Enzymedica Allerase and will try to find a good quercetrin supplement if this doesn't work out.

Allerase has amylase and other enzymes that are supposed to boost the immune system against allergies and also help with digestion and the breakdown of sugar. Do you know if these enzymes will work well as anti-histamines?

I also added cherries to my diet recently, and that seems to be helping with inflammation.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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