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hello,you seem to be having angioedema.this is a swelling, similar to hives, but the swelling is beneath the skin rather than on the surface. The hives are called welts. It is also possible to have angioedema without hives.
The main symptom is the sudden development of swelling. it usually occurs around the eyes and lips.
this condition cannot be ta***** *****ghtly and has to be treated on a priority basis.
the reason why it needs to be treated urgently is because it causes-
it may cause so much swelling of the mucous membranes that it may be difficult for a person to breathe.you should first take a good antihistaminic like fexofenadine 180 mg once daily. for right now, u need to take the antihistaminic and if the swelling doesn't start coming down within the next hour or you start having any breathing difficulties or any of the above mentioned systemic symptoms, , you should see your doctor, who will be able to administer you with injections of antihistaminic and an injectable corticosteroid which is fast acting. please keep observing the swelling, if it starts to come down then it will come down with the oral antihistaminic.
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