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Angioedema

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 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 41 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Peralta orozco
Specializes in Medicina Familiar
Angioedema: If there are medications that help already depends a lot on what the reason
Dr. Jay Kashkin
Allergy and Immunology 38 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
Dermatology 19 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
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Deep swelling: Angioedema is swelling that occurs under the skin. Hives are very similar but hives occur in the skin layer. Angioedema is due to fluid leaking from... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zorian Trusewych
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Need more info: With clinical presentation, one would be unlikely to have both hereditary and allergic angioedema in the same differential. The hallmark of one is lac... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 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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