What Is Angioedema?

Angioedema is a swelling that occurs underneath the skin. Like urticarial (hives) eruptions, which are swellings that appear on the surface of your skin, angioedema is often the result of an allergic reaction. The most common triggers for angioedema are:

  • Foods
  • Insect bites
  • Medications
  • Pollen
  • Animal dander
  • Exposure to water, sunlight, cold or heat

Angioedema treatments often vary with the cause and severity of the case. Though most cases of angioedema are mild, many angioedema treatment programs may include prescription medication. However, in severe cases of angioedema, symptoms such as swollen mouth and eyes, abdominal cramping and difficulty breathing may be present. In these cases, you should contact a doctor immediately, as difficulty breathing should always be treated as an emergency. If you are not experiencing an emergency, schedule an appointment with Dr. Atul Shah, Long Island’s premier allergy and asthma doctor. He has been helping people alleviate their worst angioedema symptoms for over ten years. With a patients-first philosophy and cutting edge medical expertise, Dr. Shah’s custom angioedema treatments can help ease the pain and discomfort associated with angioedema.

To find out if you are suffering from angioedema and to begin a course of treatment, come see Dr. Shah right away. The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, Long Island, New York has proudly served Suffolk County, as well as patients from all over the world, for more than a decade. Contact Dr. Shah’s office at: 631-395-5464 to schedule your consultation with a world class allergy & asthma specialist.

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