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When I went to the dr he suggested I go on a histamine restricted diet until we figure out exactly what's going on. He gave me a printout on the foods to avoid and I did some research. It seem a lot of the foods are triggers for some of your DH. Anyway, may be something to look into if you aren't sure what's triggering it or why. It's pretty interesting and it's more common to have a histamine intolerance if you have celiac because of the compromised gut. From what I read anyway

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True I found I had a medium histamine tolerance, I just stick to eating one higher histamine food a meal and I am alright, in my case its a bit of stuffy ness and a bunch of mucus forms in my stomach that I puke up. So I avoid OVERLY ripe tomatoes, vingars, a d a few others. Histamine is a very odd things in that it depends on how the food is processed. I found cocoa nibs raw, raw cocoa, and ground nibs from Criobru do not bother me in the least. But processed cocoa and chocolate has to be eaten alone in small amounts. This is due to the fermentation process used to make the processed stuff. I also found black tea to be a huge trigger, and a few others......sorta funny how this works. Also found nothing can be left in my fridge after cooking longer then a few days or it starts making me sick. I have to can stuff quick or freeze it, and eat on something til it is gone no waiting til later in the week. I also found I have to roast nuts and seeds myself at a lower temperature, seems everything else has bee roasted too long ago and makes me feel done and sluggish....sorta funny.

Overall MY best suggestion for anything is keep a food diary, record everything you eat and how it is fixed and with what seasonings, Find those triggers, try them by themselves, then experiment with them seeing if it might be that brand, or how it was prepared, even try getting it as raw and natural as possible to see what the root trigger is. I found the experiments quite enlightening, and very intriguing.

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The histamine diet might help.  It certainly will not harm you.  I was on a modified version of it when I had chronic hives for five months.  I suspect a celiac flare-up triggered it over an illness (had flu, cold, tooth infection) and it seems to be related to a damaged gut. I was prescribed a cocktail of anti-histamines which worked.  You would think though that your rash would respond to anti-histamines, if the histamine diet is supposed to help.  

My hives (hundreds of them) would appear daily, like clockwork, every afternoon.  Started off with abdominal pain, an itchy head and then the hives would appear everywhere on my body.  Even the soles of my feet! By morning, they would be gone -- until the afternoon!   Another  symptom that sometimes occured was low blood pressure.  I would pass out.  Vomiting, swelling,  can occur too.   My hives are also triggered by insects.  One bite and hives are all over my body and not just at the bite site.  So, my allergist thinks it is a Mast Cell or autoimmune issue.   There is much medical can do.  It is managed by anti-histamines (H1 and H2), thankfully!  

I sincerely hope you get relief!  

 

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