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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Histamine

Word! Histamine

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Histamine

(En español: Histamina)

Say: his-tuh-meen

Histamine is a substance in the body that's released during an allergic reaction. It can cause allergy symptoms that affect the eyes, nose, throat, skin, digestive system, and lungs. When histamine affects the lungs, a person who has asthma may have breathing problems.