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urticaria and angioedema signs

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Angioedema (ae) of the tongue may compromise breathing. Ae in the absence of hives may be a symptom of c1 esterase deficiency. In this disease ae of t ... Read More
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually not: Urticaria or hives can be very distressing and itchy, but not associated with complications unless there is vasculitis called urticarial vasculitis. ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Johnston
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on cause: The risk of severe laryngeal swelling or throat swelling depends on the cause of your hives and swelling. This risk can be high in food/ drug allergy ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Norvell
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: Most physicians will treat urticaria with antihistamines. Often this requires higher than standard doses. In severe cases of angioedema, physicians of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Blood tests: It is not an issue for self diagnosis as it requires blood tests to diagnose angioedema.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Urticaria/angioedema: the chronic idiopathic type (if no cause is found) can last much longer, and resolves on its own, and nobody can predict when exactly will it resolve ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
15 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can be a long time: The association with hashimoto's thyroiditis is generally just thought to be that people who make antibodies to one thing inappropriately (thyroid) ar ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Urticaria angioedema: Many possibilities. Could be any medication, foods, chemicals in house, or sprays. Sometimes clothes, anything new in house, pets, . Write down ever ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not sure: Symptoms like you describe can be found in serious rheumatologic conditions, require laboratory testing and biopsy, and serious medical consideration. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Most cases of hives and angioedema do not cause anaphylaxis.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: Only a tiny %. If you have recurring episodes they will usually be the same. Consult a dermatologist about it. Be sure to bring all meds & vits etc. D ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
History is more imp: Believe you are referring to rast testing, and you are describing urticaria/angioedema, which might be due to food allergy, symptom scores, if directl ... Read More
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