- Systemic mast cell disease
Your QuestionCan heat and/or humidity affect systemic mastocytosis?
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Yes. Heat appears to be one of the many triggers which can set off a mast cell response, potentially leading to a mast cell attack.
Other triggers include alcohol, antibiotics, anesthetic agents, artificial colorings and flavorings, bacteria and fungi, certain foods, cold temperatures, emotional upset, environmental toxins, exercise or exertion, fatigue, fever, friction, infections, mold, MSG, narcotics, perfumes, pesticides, plasma expanders, preservatives, room fresheners, smells, spices, stress, and sunlight.
- All About Mastocytosis. The Mastocytosis Society, Inc. 2011; http://tmsforacure.org/patients/mastocytosis_explained_2.php. Accessed 10/5/2012.