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What is the best treatment for angioedema?

What is the best treatment for angioedema?

Depends: There are numerous causes of angioedema from food allergy to medication reaction to genetic disease. Dependent upon the cause of the angioedema the treatment will vary.

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Can I use symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) as treatment for angioedema? With swelling of eyes and throat?

Can I use symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) as treatment for angioedema? With swelling of eyes and throat?

Not really: Pl see an allergist asap, get c-4 and c1q cked and hormon level symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is prventive for asthma, might give you tiny benefit if use regularly you need to carry epi-pen, and sigulair.

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41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

Lupus: This sounds like a diagnosis of lupus. Finish and additional work up and be seen by a rheumatologist and. Other needed sub specialist. All the best.

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What do you think natural remedies are best for acne treatment instead of employing chemical on the face?

What do you think natural remedies are best for acne treatment instead of employing chemical on the face?

Natural don't always: Natural remedies do not always work, so you need to use as you call it chemicals on the face as it works when natural fail.

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What can I do to avoid angioedema?

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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Can kissing cause angioedema?

Possibly: Some rare forms of angioedema can be induced by "trauma" so be gentle. Some forms of angioedema are idiopathic and the trigger is not known. Frequently angioedema is associated with hives and may be from an allergic trigger.

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What cause hereditary angioedema?

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.

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What are typical ways to prevent the onset of angioedema?

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.

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How can I tell if I have angioedema or urticaria?

Blood tests: It is not an issue for self diagnosis as it requires blood tests to diagnose angioedema.

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Can I get angioedema from botox? I don't have asthma.

Can I get angioedema from botox? I don't have asthma.

Not likely: Although an allergic reaction to Botox can occur, it is very, very rare. In fact since the introduction of Botox over 10 years ago there has not been even one reported case of a severe allergy.

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Are daily hives breakouts a common symptom of angioedema?

Are daily hives breakouts a common symptom of angioedema?

They can be: Chronic hives are thought to be an autoimmune reaction to the cells that make histamine, and can be associated with swelling of the lips and tongue. This type of angioedema is usually itchy and rarely affects the back of the throat or causes trouble breathing. The hereditary form of angioedema does not cause hives and does not itch, but can cause trouble breathing. See an allergist for more info.

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When does prophylaxis for hereditary angioedema become necessary?

It depends: Great question. It really depends on two factors: 1. The severity of the reactions, and 2. The frequency of the reactions. When the reactions become too severe and/or too frequent, prophylactic treatment is recommended. Now, what does too severe/frequent mean? It depends on the person. Ultimately, when the reactions impact a patient's daily life, it's time to consider prophylaxis.

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Are there any serious potential complications of urticaria and angioedema?

Are there any serious potential complications of urticaria and angioedema?

Depends on cause: The risk of severe laryngeal swelling or throat swelling depends on the cause of your hives and swelling. This risk can be high in food/ drug allergy but may be low some chronic hive disorder. An accurate diagnosis can help stratify risk.

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My mom gets angioedema, so am I likely to get it later? Is she allergic to something?

My mom gets angioedema, so am I likely to get it later? Is she allergic to something?

Angioedema: In 80% cause we don't 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.

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Why would she be breaking out with hives everyday. She was diagnosed with angioedema.?

Severe allergic Dx: Hyper allergic response. I don't know who or what age person you are speaking about, but a combination of zyrtec (cetirizine) and rantidine, appropriate for size and age will usually work. An allergy work up should be undertaken.

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I have angioedema and emphysema what is usually perscibed for angioedema? I have had it for 6 months already.

Angioedema: In mild cases of angioedema, longer-lasting antihistamines are frequently given. More moderate angioedema may require something like corticosteroids. Medicines which block h1 and h2 are also used for treatment in cases that do not seem to go away as easily. The most important thing to do is to avoid triggers which cause angioedema.

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I've been suffering with chronic idiopathic urticaria & Angioedema for 6 months now. I still need 1/2 a tablet of 25 mg every 48 hrs. Want to cure it.

Urticaria/angioedema: The chronic idiopathic type (if no cause is found) can last much longer, and resolves on its own, and nobody can predict when exactly will it resolve, most important is symptom control. You mentioned half a tablet of the 25 mg every 48 hours!! of which drug? If it is an antihistaminic of any kind, that's a minimal dose and probably you won't need more, if it is a steroid, better taper it, C ur MD

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Tell me about angioedema please?

Abrupt Swelling: Angioedema (ae) abrupt swelling or edema or the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, mucosa, and submucosal tissue, caused by increase of vascular permeability. Ae can be either acquired or hereditary. Hereditary aeis secondary to a genetic mutation that is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Acquired ae is secondary to other causes, including medications such as angiotensin inhibitors.

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What is the definition or description of: angioedema?

Deep swelling: Angioedema is swelling that occurs under the skin. Hives are very similar but hives occur in the skin layer. Angioedema is due to fluid leaking from blood vessels usually due to an allergy or genetic abnormality. Treatment includes steroids, antihistamines and h2 blockers.

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