Dexamethasone for swelling of the face

Dexamethasone is a hormonal drug,possessing powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-shock, and anti-edematous effect. Refers to the group of glucocorticoids. The following dosage forms of dexamethasone are known: tablets, solution for injection. The drug is the main component of ointments and drops to relieve the symptoms of skin manifestations and allergic conjunctivitis.

Dexamethasone for injection is intended for intramuscular, intravenous, intraarticular administration, which makes its use possible to relieve acute allergy symptoms.

Dexamethasone for allergies is an indispensable tool for relieving severe complications: anaphylactic shock, collapse, Quincke's edema, severe asthmatic status.

When dexamethasone is injected in case of an allergy that goes directly through the digestive tract to the blood, the time for removing the symptoms of an allergic reaction is significantly reduced.

With anaphylactic shock, the drug activates the production of adrenaline, raises blood pressure, which is necessary to normalize all the processes characteristic of this state.

Anti-inflammatory effect of dexamethasone inAllergy is based on inhibition of the production of inflammatory mediators, stabilization of cell membranes, and a decrease in their permeability. This drug affects all possible stages of the inflammation process.

As a result of a decrease in the synthesis of mediators, the number of T and B lymphocytes, changes in the immune response, and expressed the antiallergic effect of dexamethasone in allergies.

The drug is excreted by the kidneys in three to five hours from the beginning of reception.

Indications of dexamethasone for allergies

The use of dexamethasone is indicated with the following allergic manifestations:

exacerbation of bronchial asthma and obstructive bronchitis with severe bronchospasm