Edema of the quinine is contagious

On the photo, Quincke's edema

Quincke's edema is a condition in which smallblood vessels leak fluid into the tissues, causing swelling. The disease does not respond to treatment, but you can control the symptoms with medication and diet. Only in rare cases, the cause of the edema of Quincke is an allergy.

This is a fairly common disease. Every tenth person is prone to urticaria and from them one in every third has a swelling of Quincke. Without hives, the disease is much less common. In most cases it disappears by itself, but it may reappear with time.

Angioedema - symptoms

The most prone areas of the body are: face, lips, tongue, throat and genital area. Edema in one area usually lasts 1-3 days. Sometimes internal organs such as the esophagus or stomach swell, causing internal pain. Other clinical symptoms of Quincke's edema - itching, tingling or burning. But most often the main symptom is swelling and discomfort. Swelling can be painful if joints are susceptible. Such signs of Quincke's edema. As the swollenness can be very large and do not pass several days.

Edema Quincke - dangerous consequences

Quincke's edema can not damage internal organs,such as the kidneys, liver or lungs. The only danger is a serious swelling of the tongue and throat. This can lead to shortness of breath and in this case it may be necessary to use medication and even hospitalization. But such a phenomenon is a rarity. The swelling on the outside of the neck causes discomfort, but does not pose a danger to breathing.

Angioedema - causes

Swelling may appear during treatmentdrugs that control the rhythm of the heart and blood pressure, during the first months. Sometimes it appears after an increase in the dose. There is such a phenomenon as the hereditary edema of Quincke. This is a rare condition that is observed in 1 out of 75,000 people. It is characterized by a low level of enzyme, which helps to keep the vessels in a stable state. The attack can be caused by emotional stress, alcohol, hormonal changes or trauma (for example, with dental surgery). One more cause of Quincke's edema is infection. This is the most common cause of the onset of symptoms, especially in children. Also, swelling can be caused by an allergic reaction to food or medication and usually takes place within 24 hours.

What can lead to complication of Quincke's edema

Factors that can significantly worsen yourcondition, include heat, hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle, emotional stress, medications such as aspirin, alcohol, spicy food, food supplements. In most cases, stress is an aggravating factor, not the cause of occurrence.

Edema Quincke - treatment

First you need to make sure that you have swellingQuincke. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor for testing. In some people, the edema subsides by itself and never appears again. First of all, avoid the aggravating factors described above. The main type of treatment for edema Quincke are antihistamines. Accepted as a single-time for the appearance of symptoms, and for prevention, when the disease is of a regular nature. To prevent the onset of the disease, you may need a diet that is prescribed by a nutritionist. To accurately determine, how to treat angioedema. be sure to visit your doctor. Only he can find out the reason and will prescribe the optimal treatment.

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