Mastocytosis- The Severest Allergy Symptom!

allergy symptomMost of the allergy symptoms that you know very well are sinuses, hay fever, rhinitis, and Mastocytosis.

Mastocytosis is the severe allergy symptom. It is mainly the skin disease.

In severe cases, it can affect other parts of the body, like the stomach, intestines and bone marrow.

Mastocytosis is abnormal accumulation mast cells in the skin and sometimes in various other parts of the body. It is a rare condition.

It differs from other allergy symptoms because it is chronic rather than periodic.

This disease can occur in people of all ages. It is usually mild in children and it is more serious in adults.

Cause of Mastocytosis:

  • Mastocytosis develops when the count of mast cells increase in number and build up in tissues over a period of years. Mast cells are the components of the immune system.
  • It is a kind of blood cell made by your bone marrow. These cells produce histamines and cause allergy symptoms and also produce stomach acid.
  • With increase in mast cells histamine production also increases, resulting in severe allergy symptoms.

Symptoms of Mastocytosis:

  • Mast cells cause production of histamines, which is an allergic reaction that affects the immune system.
  • Since stomach acids develop, it causes digestive problem.
  • Histamines can cause allergy symptoms like swelling, itching, and redness when your body reacts to something like an insect bite or a bee sting.
  • The symptoms of this disease are triggered by cold or heat, certain medicines, and emotional stress. The triggers are not the same in every person.
  • The symptoms depends on the mast cells, if there are too many mast cells you could get allergy symptoms like hives or have a rash that looks like freckles. The rash may become red and swollen, if you rub the rash.
  • If the mast cells develop in your stomach or intestines, you might have diarrhea and stomach pain. This is very rare.
  • Large growth of mast cells causes the blood pressure to suddenly drop to a low level. Due to this you may become weak. You may also phase trouble in breathing. If not treated, it becomes very severe allergy symptom.
  • Systematic Mastocytosis will come from progressive allergy symptoms. This condition affects the spleen, bones, liver, lymph nodes, stomach, skin and the intestines.
  • If you have Mastocytosis, before you are diagnosed with this disease, you often develop urticaria Pigmentosa. This allergy symptom causes redness, bumps, and brown skin spots and so on.

How to identify urticaria Pigmentosa:

  • If you feel itchiness on your skin after scratching brown spots, it is a sign that urticaria Pigmentosa is present.
  • If you touch certain clothing and you feel itchy, you may have this condition.
  • When temperature drops and raises and you feel itchy more than normal case, it could mean you have urticaria Pigmentosa.
  • Some allergens such as spicy foods, hot drinks, and alcohol may increase allergy symptom, such as itching; it means that you have urticaria Pigmentosa.
  • The symptoms of this condition are bone pain. Fatigue, ulcers can develop and excess stomach acid could build up.

Diagnosis and treatment for Mastocytosis:

  • The diagnosis mainly depends on the condition, person and the growth of mast cells. In some instances the condition goes away on its own, while in other cases it becomes a more severe disorder.
  • Your doctor will do skin tests to find out what is causing your symptom.
  • For an adult with this disease, the doctors will do a bone marrow test to look for other blood disease that might come along with this disease.
  • Mastocytosis has sisters, which makes up three disorders, so doctors consider the condition carefully.
  • Doctors usually suggest antihistamines to treat Pigmentosa disorders. To treat this allergy symptom doctors prescribe Histamine-2, which is used to block the histamine release.

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