Allergic edema of the body
Minor symptoms of allergies cancause serious consequences, such as allergic edema. Therefore, people who have an increased tendency to allergies should be on guard even after the appearance of the first signs of the disease.
Allergic swelling, as a rule, occur when exposure to certain allergens on the human body. Such consequences often appear when the influence of either food or drugs that enter the body. This symptom causes a violation of the subcutaneous adipose tissue or mucous membrane. Any part of the body can swell.
So, for example, allergic edema of the larynxIt can develop when permeability of capillaries is disturbed. For this reason, edematous fluid impregnates the mucosa and submucosa base. This process is not inflammatory, but its development is very rapid. As a result, complete blockage of the respiratory tract may occur.
What is edema? It is a fluid cluster located in cavities among organs and tissues. Its shape depends on where the liquid has accumulated. So, the most characteristic form for allergic diseases is the anasarka, but hydrothorax, as a rule, affects the thoracic cavity.
Most often, allergic edema canexposed hands, eyes, face. When there is swelling, it is important to begin an urgent and urgent elimination of allergies. Since, as already noted, edema, especially the mucous membrane of the throat, can lead to difficulty breathing or suffocation. Therefore, if the patient has discovered the first signs of this disease, he should immediately seek help from a specialist.
Causes of allergic edemaare covered by the effects of food allergens or those allergens that are contained in medicines. In addition, this complication can occur after biting various insects or in contact with the wool of an animal. These causes can lead to edema of the lips, but this phenomenon can not be ignored in any case, because the lips after they can deform, which will necessitate the removal of peri-lipic tissue, the infection can spread to other parts of the skin, which also has serious consequences.
But the swelling of the face can occur afterconsumption of alcoholic beverages. But in this case everything is not due to an allergic reaction. Another thing is when the swelling occurs after contact with animals or taking unusual food for the body. Most of the puffiness on the face lasts up to 4 hours, and afterwards passes by itself, however, if these signs do not disappear, you should consult your doctor.
The most dangerous disease is considered socalled Quincke's edema, because it is capable of causing blood clots. When the human body interacts with the allergen, the gymnast is produced, which leads to serious consequences. In addition, this species can disrupt the endocrine system, cause diseases of internal organs, and also make the body vulnerable to parasitic and viral infections. If there are complications with Quinck's swelling (trachea or throat swelling), this can lead to death.
Seasonally there is a swelling of the nose, but such a disease can have a chronic character. In this case, allergens can be smelled of perfume or smoke, printing ink.
Allergic arthritis causes swelling of the legs. It can occur in people prone to joint diseases. Such edema is most often manifested in the form of redness and pain.
When the puffiness of the nasopharynx is often allergenicacts smoke of cigarettes, automobile exhausts. In some cases, the cause may be high humidity. Then the patient still suffers from tearing, runny nose, sneezing.
Because of insect bites, as a rule, swelllungs. This phenomenon makes itself felt quickly enough. First, a person feels an itch in the face, head, and hands, after it covers the heaviness in the chest, there is shortness of breath. In some cases, the allergic process is accompanied by nausea or vomiting. Therefore self-treatment in such cases is excluded, it is necessary to immediately consult a doctor.
The main symptoms of this disease arein the appearance of a certain swelling in some parts of the body, on human organs. Most often, such signs appear on the face, feet or back of the hand. The person does not feel pain. However, such a symptom is not considered to be the only symptom during an allergic edema. Such an ailment can negatively affect the entire human body, so the symptoms appear on different parts of the body.
Where, in fact, there is swelling, skingets a pale color. In addition, this phenomenon has a dense structure, and if you press it with your finger, then there will be no prints left. During this disturbance other parts of the body also suffer. So, in some parts there may be redness or a slight, slightly noticeable rash, and sometimes itching is felt.
Quite often there are such cases,when, together with swelling of the skin, the patient develops a laryngeal edema or trachea. These manifestations pose a great danger to human life. In this case, the following symptoms stand out: breathing becomes more difficult, anxiety increases, so-called barking cough and hoarseness in the voice are observed. If the patient has a temporary suffocation, then, as a rule, it is accompanied by blue skin and loss of consciousness.
It should be noted that such symptoms are capable ofmanifest themselves in different ways. Here everything depends on the individual characteristics of a person and his propensity to an allergic process. Therefore, if there is a suspicion of the complication of certain symptoms, it is important to ask for help as soon as possible to the doctor who will prescribe the correct treatment.
Diagnosis of the allergic edema of the treating doctor,who takes a blood test from a patient, and also checks the reaction of his body to possible allergens. Therefore, in proper treatment, a very important role is played by reliable diagnosis, because only through it can determine the nature and nature of the allergic phenomenon.
Remove allergic edema can be only when the effect on the human body of an allergen.
In addition, it is important to reduce contact with the fact thatcauses an allergic reaction to a minimum. After such a decision, it will be a good prophylaxis, which will not allow allergic edema or other similar diseases to arise again.
Quite often children have swelling of the larynx,so it should be noted that conventional drugs that are designed for adults, do not fit. It is important here to restore the larynx's patency, reduce or eliminate spasm and swelling, which affects the mucous membrane of the vocal cords. When observing the first symptoms, such as a hoarse cough, hoarseness, you should immediately hospitalize the child in an infectious hospital. However, treatment should be started before the hospital. So, the child is categorically forbidden to leave alone, it should be reassured, because the symptoms can only worsen if he is crying or afraid. In this case, valerian or motherwort can help.
In adults, the treatment of this ailment impliesadherence to all necessary rules for taking medications such as antihistamines and homeopathic medicines prescribed by the doctor. There is sensitization of the patient's organism to the action of the allergen.
It is important to follow all the recommendations of the treating doctor, and swelling will no longer bring any discomfort, but will flow without much effort and complications.