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    How can antihistamines treat food allergies?

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    Joy Anderson

    Dietitian, Nutritionist

    Joy is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has a special interest in … View Profile

    Antihistamines can only reduce the severity of symptoms in an allergic reaction. One of the end results of an allergy reaction is the release of histamine. It is what causes rashes, etc. By counteracting the release of histamine, the antihistamine drug might reduce the severity of the symptom. It does nothing to prevent an allergic reaction.

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