My name is (…) i was admitted into the hospital Sunday for my face being swollen i got diagnosed with ( Angioedema). And then released Wednesday. I woke up with a swollen face at 4:00 am and took a 25 mg. Benadryl and a half 800 mg Ibuprofen it didn’t help me im more swollen now in my face. Neck. Hands. Feet. With some itching and a little burning. What can i do at home to get the swelling to go down some??
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First of all be careful as NSAIDs cause increased angioedema so avoid them.
Avoid any known allergen or trigger that causes their symptoms.
Avoid any medicines, herbs, or supplements that are not prescribed by a provider.
Cool compresses or soaks can relieve pain.
You can get
Anti-inflammatory medicines (corticosteroids) if prescribed by your physician only
If you have breathing airway symptoms.
Inhaler medicines that help open up the airways can be used
It seems that you have an allergic reaction to some of the medicines that you have been prescribed. You should contact the doctor who treated and find out what may be the reason. Taking tablets like ibuprofen may aggravate problems. Take anti histaminic tablets to reduce the swelling and itch immediately.
YOU CAN TAKE DIURETIC MEDICINES TO WASH OUT THE EXTRA FLUID THAT HAS BEEN ACCUMULATED IN YOUR BODY IN THE SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUES. DO NOT EAT PAIN KILLERS. YOU MAY BE ALLERGIC TO THEM. IF OEDEMA INCREASES,YOU NEED TO GET A FEW BLOOD INVESTIGATIONS DONE
1st thing you need to do is avoid taking ibuprofen,benadryl or any other nsaids. this may trigger you angioedema more. take anti allergic medicines to reduce the itching and swelling rapidly.
low dose steroids can help. but these should not be taken for more than 5-7 days.
consult a doctor if the swelling doesnt subside. get kidney function tests done