All about Histamine
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Have you ever wondered what caused your mosquito bites to swell up and how can you reduce the swelling? Well, let us introduce you to Histamine, a chemical responsible for a few major functions in your body, such as:
- Communicating messages to your brain
- Triggering the release of stomach acid to help digestion
- Releasing after injury or allergic reaction as part of your immune response
When a mosquito bites you, it injects some of its saliva into your body and it triggers your immune system to release Histamine to counter the foreign substance.
Histamine increases blood flow and white blood cell count around the affected mosquito bitten area, which causes inflammation or swelling. Mosquito bites also itch because Histamine sends a signal to the nerves around the bite.
So, when we want to reduce the swelling and itch of a mosquito bite, we will need to counter the effects of Histamine in the body and this can be done by introducing Antihistamine. Antihistamine blocks the Histamine from reaching its target, and this decreases your body’s reaction to the allergen which leads to lesser symptoms of swelling and itches.
Antihistamine comes in many forms, including oral medications and creams. You should be able to get these Antihistamine products easily over the counter for whenever you experience mosquito or insect bites. For greater prevention, experts even recommend you to take the Antihistamines beforehand if you are going to be highly exposed to mosquitos and insects.
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