Allergic swelling on the body

An allergic reaction is sometimes veryunpredictable, some may not expect a sharp reaction of their body, but to assume that only a mild skin rash may appear, while others, after experiencing an allergic edema once, will always be on the alert and extremely circumspect.

Quincke Allergic Edema is an unsafe condition that needs to be quenched as soon as possible, it develops rapidly and sharply and can cause death.

The main manifestation of allergic edema is the appearance on the body of strong foci of edema of the skin, mucous membranes, subcutaneous tissue.

Allergic edema is an immediate typeallergic reaction, there is a delayed type, which manifests itself in the form of diathesis. In the body, in response to the appearance of any type of allergen (insect venom, medicine, food, sunlight, etc.), a hypertrophied reaction appears, an excessive amount of histamine begins to be produced, which causes very severe edema of the tissues.

Allergic edema proceeds in several stages, which quickly replace each other:

1. suddenly there is swelling of the lips, eyelids and neck;

2. the sniffling grows, the voice becomes hoarse;

3. wheezing appears, it is difficult for the victim to breathe, as the larynx swells;

4. edema can cause anaphylactic shock, as a result.

It happens that the swelling is not too extensive andproceeds in a mild form, limited to swelling of the skin, mucous surfaces, subcutaneous area and urticaria. Most swelling affects the face, genitals, limbs, but can develop on any surface.

Light allergic swelling passesindependently and without consequences, but severe forms require immediate adoption of rescue measures - an injection of antihistamine, if this does not help, you need to enter hormonal medicine and the patient to be hospitalized.