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Hello, Thomas.

Below is some information on histamine and antihistamines.
This is the research conducted in 2005 by the School of Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania.

Four different antihistamine compounds were tested in order to determine if they possessed antimicrobial activity, in other words if they were able to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, or protozoan. The exact organisms tested were Escherichia coli, Streptococcus, and Candida albicans.
All four compounds that were tested showed antimicrobial activity against all three microorganisms studied, including Candida.

Thomas, this tells me that an antihistamine is probably just another antifungal, which means that it would destroy the Candida about the same as any strong antifungal but does not change the environment of the intestines bringing about an actual cure. The research also leads me to assume that Candida do not produce antihistamines when you consider that they act in an antimicrobial manner.
Histamine production in the body causes runny eyes and a stuffy nose and possibly hives in reaction to cold. Have you experienced these symptoms?
If you believe that too much histamine is your problem, a few good natural antihistamines that work for a lot of people are vitamin C and grape seed extract. Hopefully these would not cause the antihistamine reactions such as sleeping.

Candida albicans actually causes the production of histamine in your body, this in turn triggers the production of PGE2 (prostaglandin E2). The overproduction of PGE2 causes more inflammation and pain in the body. Then to further complicate the situation, the PGE2 inhibits the appropriate immune response to the Candida, which renders the immune system practically incapable of curing the infestation. This is where the treatment protocol steps in and takes over the curing process. But as you’re seeing, it’s a very slow process with many ups and downs before a cure is reached.

** PGE2 is member of the family of lipid compounds, a derivative of fatty acids. Fish oil can inhibit the production of PGE2.

Man, after reading over all of this I’m sure it seems a little confusing at first glance; I hope it helps you understand what’s going on a bit at least.