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Angioedema Allergic Reaction
If I have once had an allergic reaction (angioedema) to a kiwi, will i for certain have one again?
Quite likely : Each repeated exposure to the same allergen (kiwi, in this case) can cause a more severe allergy reaction each time. It would be wise to avoid kiwis for a while. The good news is that there are some food allergic reactions that can decrease in time, as with egg allergies. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Swelling: Angioedema is a medical term for swelling of the deep layers of the skin. Angioedema can be due to a number of different reasons and is not alway due to an allergy. In some cases, angioedema can be life threatening. An evaluation by an allergist can help determine the cause of angioedema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had chronic hives for 2 yrs. Dr cannot find cause. What are chances of me suffering from angioedema and having a severe reaction?
Angioedema ; hives: Sometimes it's not possible to pinpoint the cause of hives and angioedema, especially when these conditions become chronic or recur.Hereditary angioedema is a rare inherited form of the condition. It's related to low levels or abnormal functioning of certain blood proteins (c1 inhibitors) that play a role in regulating how your immune system functions. Get an allergy test and blood work test. ...Read more
Hives/angioedema abruptly 12 days post-microdiskectomy. Night sweats since surgery too. All infection tests (-). Delayed drug reaction? Off all meds.
Angioedema: In 80% cause we dont know what s causing it. It s a form of chronic urticaria. There is a chance you may develop this, higher that the rest of population. You may never develop it whatsoever, if it happens go see a dermatologist to see if can identify a cause and establish proper diagnosis. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Age 30, angioedema as a result of seafood or Motrin after a lifetime of consumption/use. Is it likely a second exposure would be more serious?
EpiPen (epinephrine): Yes- the next expsure could be critical. I suggest an allergic medical consultation, a medi-alert card or necklace and have your physician prescribe an EpiPen (epinephrine) for life threatneing allergic reactions. Get an expert opinion-ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm allergic to penicillins (angioedema, hives and rash), but what if I'm sick (bronchitis, infection)? Is it possible to be treated without penicilli
HAE: Hereditary angioedema (hae) is caused by a an uncontrolled activation of a complex cascade of proteins called complement. Hae is a result of a deficiency or lack of functional c1 esterase inhibitor protein. Some patients are born with this problem while other may acquire a lack of c1 esterase inhibitor from an underlying disease such as cancer. There are new treatments available. ...Read more
Avoid triggers, meds: Angioedema can be caused by an allergy to foods & medicines and prevention means avoiding the offending trigger. Angioedema can also be caused by an underlying condition & treatment of that condition decreases angioedema attacks. Angioedema can also be hereditary but sometimes no cause is found. In those cases, medications & blood products can prevent or decrease attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be : Hae or hereditary angioedema is a genetic swelling disease due to deficiency or dysfuntion in a protein called c1 inhibitor. Typical symptoms include recurrent swelling without hives and unexplained abdominal pain that typically lasts 3-5 days on average. Each child of a parent with hae has a 50% risk of having the disease and it should not skip generations. An allergist can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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