Antihistamines may be tied to increased brain cancer risk
Post by: nowash on March 13, 2011, 03:24:06 PM
Don’t mean to alarm people but looking around today after having an attack I found this 2006 article on WebMD that discussed how it is possible that long-term use of antihistamines may put people at a higher risk of certain types of brain cancers.
Title: Re: Antihistamines may be tied to increased brain cancer risk
Post by: HivesGuy on March 13, 2011, 03:32:31 PM
Yeah, I read that a long time ago. The thing is, it is really only if you take them excessively and chronically in most cases (I would imagine). The good news is that inflammation/allergic response in our hives may actually prevent certain cancers. So I guess that it good news.
My belief is that any medication you take could potentially cause cancer. Even eating red meat, sugar, preservatives, etc. can raise your risk significantly.