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Angioedema

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
SEVERE HIVES: Angioedema is the rapid swelling of the skin, including the dermis, deep dermis, mucosa, and subcutaneous tissue. If angioedema is acquired, it is us... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
ALLERGY OR GENETIC: Angioedema is the rapid swelling of the skin, including the dermis, deep dermis, mucosa, and subcutaneous tissue. If angioedema is acquired, it is us... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Peralta orozco
Dr. David Peralta orozcoanswered
Specializes in Medicina Familiar
Angioedema: If there are medications that help already depends a lot on what the reason
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Dr. Jay Kashkin
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Yes and no: Angioedema is defined as swelling of the mucous membranes and deeper layers of the skin because of "leaking" from blood vessels. If the cause is a me... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
Dermatology 20 years experience
Abrupt Swelling: Angioedema (ae) abrupt swelling or edema or the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, mucosa, and submucosal tissue, caused by increase of vascular permeabilit... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Swelling: Angioedema is essentially a bad form of hives. The mechanism of action is usually similar, but angioedema is the result of a stronger allergic resp... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Depends on cause: Angioedema (swelling of lips/tongue/etc) can be caused by a specific trigger (food, medication, infection), or can also be idiopathic (unknown cause).... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Hives: Angioedema is a hereditary or acquired abnormality of the chemical system of the body that is used normally to protect against germs and infections as... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
Severe Swelling: Hereditary angioedema is rare but serious genetic immune system problem that is due to a deficiency of c1 esterase inhibitor. It is characterized by ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Possibly: Some rare forms of angioedema can be induced by "trauma" so be gentle. Some forms of angioedema are idiopathic and the trigger is not known. Frequen... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bellak
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
HAE: Hereditary angioedema (hae) is caused by a an uncontrolled activation of a complex cascade of proteins called complement. Hae is a result of a defici... Read More
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