Angioedema an allergic reaction in the tissue under the skin that is characterized by swelling. The swelling may be accompanied by large welts on the affected area. Typically, the most commonly experienced are the area near the lips and eyes.
This skin disorder is not dangerous, it can even heal spontaneously without leaving a trace on the skin. However, in some cases, swelling due to angioedema that occurs in the throat can cause the sufferer to breathe so hard life threatening.
The process of determining angioedema diagnosis can be done through a series of interviews and physical examinations. In the interview process, the doctor will ask the symptoms felt by the patient angioedema. Other tests may be done are blood tests and radiology.
Some of the symptoms of the most easily recognizable angioedema are swelling in the tissues under the skin. The areas most often experience is around the lips and eyes. Sometimes the swelling can be reddish, warm, and painful.
Swelling usually lasts only a moment, or for one to two days. But the swelling can move to another area and persist for several days until it becomes chronic. Although it would be disturbing, angioedema rarely develops into more serious health problems. Unless the attacked area of the airway.
Handling angioedema to do is:
Avoiding allergens or things that may cause angioedema
Avoiding the consumption of drugs, supplements or herbal medications when symptoms appear
The use of drugs such as antihistamines, anti-inflammatory
Until now, the main cause angioedema could not be ascertained. Nevertheless, in general, angioedema caused by allergic reactions. Food, wine (wine), drug or condition that poses a psychological tension is believed to be a contributing factor angioedema.
In some cases, angioedema may occur due to exposure to sunlight, weather (hot or cold), or insects. In addition, the disease may coexist with other autoimmune diseases. Heredity (genetic) also suspected as a trigger angioedema.