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Quincke's edema is quite commonthe body's reaction to the introduction of an allergen. The disease is named after the German physician Heinrich Quincke, who in 1882 for the first time in all details described the disease. Having identified its causes. This allergic reaction affects both adults and children. However, most often the edema of Quincke develops at a young age. Especially it affects the female. But in children and old people, the swelling of Quincke happens very, very rarely, more often because of food allergies.
Symptoms of Quincke's edema are quite diverse,the disease begins, as a rule, suddenly. Within a relatively short period of time, approximately 1 to 2 minutes, a very pronounced edema appears in different areas of the face and mucous membranes. However, sometimes Quincke's edema can develop within a few hours. Usually during edema, the lips, eyelids, tongue, soft palate, tonsils, scrotum suffer. Quincke does not cause painful sensations. Most often, patients complain of a feeling of tension in the swollen tissues.
More often edema of Quincke occurs on the lower lip, eyelids, tongue, cheeks andlarynx. It is worth bearing in mind that the edema of the larynx and the tongue can lead to asphyxia. That is, a person will simply begin to suffocate. Quincke's edema persists for several hours, and then completely disappears. But sometimes the disease can also recur.
Quincke's allergic edema can give a number ofserious complications. In addition to difficulty breathing with edema of the gastrointestinal tract, there may be acute pain in the abdomen, rumbling and severe dyspepsia.
Edema of the tissues of the bladder and genital organs can lead to acute cystitis and urinary retention. And here you can not do without medical assistance.
But it is especially dangerous edema of Quincke on the face. After all, not only the nose and lips suffer, but also the brain. At its or his edema there can be epileptic attacks, a nausea, vomiting, a giddiness. In the absence of timely and correct medical care, a person with developing edema Quincke may die.
After a person with developed edemaQuinque was given first aid, he must undergo further treatment in the hospital. The most important thing in this treatment is to find the allergen that caused the development of edema.
To increase the tone of the nervous system afterthe patient has to take calcium preparations, ascorbic acid and ephedrine. Within a certain time, it is worthwhile to undergo treatment and antiallergic drugs, such as suprastin, tavegil or diphenhydramine. In order to reduce vascular permeability, you need to take asorutin. This is to ensure that the next edema of Quincke edema itself was less significant.
It is worth taking a course and vitamin therapy. Particularly well help people with predisposition to edema Quincke B vitamins. In addition, it is absolutely necessary to undergo a full course of treatment with a drug such as cortisone or prednisolone. But it is necessary to do this only under strict medical supervision and in the absence of contraindications.
But the prevention of edema Quincke can be only one - do not contact with the allergen.