Histamine Intolerance

Histamine and Seasickness

  • Reinhart Jarisch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  3. Reinhart Jarisch, Felix Wantke, Martin Raithel, Wolfgang Hemmer
    Pages 3-43
  4. Manfred Götz, Reinhart Jarisch, Christian Layritz, Verena Niederberger, Martin Raithel
    Pages 45-95
  5. Knut Brockow, Reinhart Jarisch
    Pages 97-104
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 151-155

About this book


Histamine is an important mediator of allergic diseases such as hay fever and bronchial asthma, food allergies, urticaria, and drug hypersensitivity. Knowledge of histamine as a cause of numerous non-allergic symptoms and signs is, however, limited. In fact, histamine intolerance can be responsible for conditions as diverse as seasickness, headaches and migraine, tachycardia, gastric disorders, diarrhea, intolerance to contrast media, parodontosis, period pains, nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, atopic dermatitis, and osteoporosis.


This book offers wide-ranging coverage of histamine intolerance. There is extensive background discussion of the origin of histamine, its content in food and alcoholic beverages, and intolerance to red wine. Diagnosis of histamine intolerance is explained, and the various symptoms of histamine intolerance are clearly described. Subsequent chapters cover the conditions mentioned above and also consider the relation of histamine to vitamin B6 and the specific immunotherapy of allergies.


This book will prove of value in clinical practice by facilitating differential diagnosis, which is by no means straightforward given the multiplicity of symptoms of histamine intolerance, and by assisting in the selection of therapeutic measures.


Amines Drug intolerance Neurodermitis Nutrition Seasickness

Editors and affiliations

  • Reinhart Jarisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Floridsdorf Allergy CenterViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-55446-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55447-6
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