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My dr diagnosed idiopathic angioedema of my lips (had hives 8 months ago)It's been 30hrs, swelling slightly less.how long to go down? Compress? H or C

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Depends on cause

Most angioedema should subside by 30 hrs .
If you have had recurrent bouts of angiioedema lasting for more than 2-3 days, then you need to get evaluated for hereditary angioedema. Do note that the cause may not be established despite extensive studies. If this was the fist episode , then it may or may not recur. See an allergist if the problem persists or worsens.

In brief: Depends on cause

Most angioedema should subside by 30 hrs .
If you have had recurrent bouts of angiioedema lasting for more than 2-3 days, then you need to get evaluated for hereditary angioedema. Do note that the cause may not be established despite extensive studies. If this was the fist episode , then it may or may not recur. See an allergist if the problem persists or worsens.
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