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What is histamine poisoning?

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"Histamine poisoning" can happen if you eat fish that weren't kept at safe temperatures and spoiled before you got them. Those fish can build up high levels of histamines, which can make you sick. Doctors call this "scombrotoxin fish poisoning," or SFP. It's not likely to happen with good food safety practices.

From: What Are Histamines? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Histamine."

KidsHealth: "Histamine."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Allergies."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Pollen Allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Rhinitis (Nasal Allergies)."

Health Direct Australia: "Antihistamines."

Royal Society of Chemistry: "Chemistry in its element: compounds -- Histamine."

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: "Histamine."

Maintz, L. , May 2007. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 16, 2018

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American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Histamine."

KidsHealth: "Histamine."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Allergies."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Pollen Allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Rhinitis (Nasal Allergies)."

Health Direct Australia: "Antihistamines."

Royal Society of Chemistry: "Chemistry in its element: compounds -- Histamine."

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: "Histamine."

Maintz, L. , May 2007. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 16, 2018

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