Should I be vaccinated against Covid-19 despite histamine intolerance? I had written a blog post about this and then launched a study. Of course, this is not a scientific study in the conventional sense, but rather an online survey of those affected in order to identify a trend and make it easier for others to make their decision.
We have now completed this study and I would like to describe the findings below.
A total of 183 patients took part, although unfortunately we had to exclude almost 80 patients because they had not received a correct medical diagnosis. Nevertheless, a few interesting details about vaccination were gleaned from the remaining 100 participants. So do our statements on vaccination against coronavirus remain valid despite histamine intolerance? Read for yourself:
The study results
The following data are summaries of the data adjusted as described above.
Of the 97 participants, 14 were male and 83 female. Only one vaccination was given to 75 people, two vaccinations to 22 people. Of these, only 4 were male. Only one person was vaccinated with the “Johnson” vaccine, but this person did not have histamine intolerance, but lactose and fructose intolerance as well as various allergies. The vaccination reaction of this person was very low. The remaining subjects received “AstraZeneca” (n=32), “BionTech” (n=60) and “Moderna” (n=4).
Only 22 people had a histamine intolerance (mostly paired with other allergies and intolerances), the rest had various allergies and/or intolerances.
Histamine intolerance only
This already shows how difficult it is to make statements here. Out of 183 surveys, only 22 can be used to answer the specific question about the tolerability of the vaccination in the case of histamine intolerance. But I want to subdivide this group even further.
Already experienced anaphylactic episode
5 of these patients had previously experienced anaphylactic shock. All of these 5 patients were female, received the vaccine from BionTech or AstraZeneca and were vaccinated once. Only 1 person received an antihistamine before the vaccination. Two of those affected had somewhat more severe symptoms; only one of these people required medical care 2 hours after the vaccination. However, this perso…