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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is angioedema?

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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 usually caused by an allergy; if it is hereditary, it is due to a genetic mutation. The skin of the face, around the mouth, throat, and the tongue may swell up over the period of minutes to several hours. It may be a medical emergency.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes angioedema?

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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 usually caused by an allergy; if it is hereditary, it is due to a genetic mutation.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can angioedema be cured?

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Dr. David Peralta orozco
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Angioedema: If there are medications that help already depends a lot on what the reason
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can I do to avoid angioedema?

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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). There are also hereditary forms of angioedema. You should see an allergist to determine the cause.

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Do people with angioedema have a lot of pain?
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