A 42-year-old member asked:
How long does an allergic reaction on the face last?
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Dr. Jack Mutnickanswered
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Depends: Depends on the type of reaction. Swelling (angioedema) usually lasts 24-72 hours when it reaches maximum. Allergies can last for very long times if not treated. If unsure, the safest bet is to see your friendly allergist for advice and treatment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What can I do to solve an allergic reaction on?The ?Face?
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Dr. Steven Machtingeranswered
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
See an allergist: The universal symptom of allergic skin reactions is itching. So for relief of itching try a long-acting non-sedating antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. To solve the problem see a board-certified allergist. You can find one in your area by using the locate allergists function at either www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org. These are the websites of the two national allergist organizations.
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Last updated Mar 21, 2015
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