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Angioedema Tongue Swelling
If it's not angioedema, what else could it be? In the past month I have had several incidents of spontaneous facial swelling - twice my lips, twice my tongue, once my chin and once my cheek. I went to the ER only for the tongue swelling. I was told i ha
There : There are several form of angioedema includung several forms of the hereditary type. I am surprised that this has surfaced just at this age and for it to be hae. I would advise seeing an allergist versed in the causes of angioedema to sort out the cause here. Note if hae- Epinephrine will not work and oral Prednisone should be of no help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
C-1 inh is <40% of the expected norm but C4 level normal, wats this mean?Does this mean hav hereditary angioedema?Hx of swelling tongue, nose, lips, vomit
Can't rule out: A normal c4 would be unusual for hae. You don't mention whether c1 inh level was functional activity or level of protein. Functional (activity) complement tests are extremely dependent on the way the specimen is handled. Both tests should probably be repeated. To sort things out, you should see a board-certified allergist immunologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir my name umair razzaq and my problem tongue swelling I am very upset so please recommend some medical tests?
I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??
Angioedema: this can be critical. some antihypertensive medications can be associated it and some NSAIDs cause it too, I suggest you see an allergist for some blood work and if currently swollen, seek medical attention immediately. You need to have some test to check your type of angioedema, it is likely to be idiopathic. if the attacks are frequent, a daily antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Allegra help ...Read more
Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema, a deeper dermal inflammation of mucosal membranes such as the locations described. Initial therapy consists of oral antihistamine therapy but you should absolutely get in to see an allergist for for evaluation since angioedema can come in different flavors and require different therapies. ...Read more
I don't have food allergies, or other allergies. How likely is it that my tongue will swell? Afraid of tongue swelling. This fear came out of the blue.
Very unlikely.: Tongues do not swell without a cause and it sounds to me that you have no causative factors. This worry you have is therefore unfounded and if it continues you should consider some counseling to help dismiss this fear. Life is magnificent if you can allow yourself to see it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2yrs ago i started having daily allergic reactions. (face mouth tongue swelling). I take Claritin & Zantac daily.They can not find a cause. Thoughts?
Angioedema causes: I assume you have been evaluated by an allergist. Your condition, called angioedema, can be secondary to medications, or acquired from an underlying disease, or hereditary if you have members of the family with same symptoms, or idiopathic, which is an unknown cause. If you did not see an allergist, i would recommend seeing one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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