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Itchy throat and ears

The most common causes of an itchy throat and ears are allergies, viruses, and infections. However, some environmental factors can also cause itching. The ears, nose, and throat are connected. This means that allergens, viruses, and bacteria can travel between them. Similar membranes line all three, so the same types of infection can affect the throat and ears. Symptoms of a cold or sinusitis could present as an itchy throat and ears. Other symptoms may include a blocked nose and fatigue. Taking OTC medications and drinking fluids can help relieve the symptoms and reduce irritation. If an itchy throat and ears are due to allergies, the symptoms can last longer. A person should see an allergist if the cause of the allergy is not clear or OTC medication is not working.

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Low histamine diet

This article looks at how histamine affects the body, what histamine intolerance is, and the foods people may wish to avoid. It also provides an example meal plan and tips for grocery shopping and food preparation. Histamine is a chemical that regulates the body’s response to foreign substances and injury. When the body reacts to a substance it perceives as harmful, it releases histamine. This causes inflammation and dilates a person's blood vessels, leading to symptoms such as:
* itching
* swelling
* hives (urticaria)
* runny nose
* watery eyes
Despite the discomfort these symptoms can cause, histamine plays an important and complex role in the body's defenses. A low histamine diet may benefit someone with histamine intolerance. Planning varied meals, avoiding high histamine foods, and allocating time to prepare fresh foods may help a person manage their symptoms. If someone suspects they may have histamine intolerance, it is essential that they consult their doctor for advice. People need to ensure that they do not miss out on essential nutrients when following a limited diet. People should not follow long-term exclusion diets without seeking advice from a registered dietitian or nutritionist.
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