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A 33-year-old female asked:

Every 2ish yrs for the last 10, i have an allergic reaction to something, but the cause is never determined nor clear. angioedema ruled out last time. could this be something other than an allergy? symptoms: tight throat, extreme hives, itchy tongue.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Urticaria/angioedema: is what you described, not sure what did you mean when you mentioned that angioedema was ruled out ! those recurrent acute attacks warrant keeping injectable epinephrine handy as well as antihistamines to use in case you need them again. You need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunonlogist, or a dermatologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes
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