Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of mastocytosis?

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Jacquiline Habashy, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Traditionally, physicians have advised cutaneous mastocytosis patients to avoid substances that induce mast cell mediator release, such as salicylates, crawfish, lobster, alcohol, spicy foods, hot beverages, and cheese. While evidence indicates that alcohol can cause adverse reactions, the role of the other foods mentioned above is hypothetical at this point and merits further investigation. [52]


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