the swelling may start with my lips, tongue, cheeks, hands, and private parts. I have no way to reduce the amount of swelling except to take zirtek or benadryl. I could really use some advice.
Hereditary angioedema is a rare but serious problem with the immune system that is passed down through families. It causes swelling, particularly of the face and airways, and abdominal cramping
Antihistamines and other related treatments are of limited benefit in hereditary angioedema.
Attenuated androgens, which are derivatives of normal sex hormones, can reduce the frequency and severity of attacks.
Once an attack occurs, treatment includes pain relief and fluids given by an intravenous (IV) line.
Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria found in the stomach, can trigger abdominal attacks. Getting rid of the bacteria with antibiotic therapy decreases these abdominal attacks.
For more information on Heriditary Angioedema see:https://www.drugs.com/enc/hereditary-angioedema.html
You should visit your doctor to discuss some of the treatment options offered aboc.
Once again I would recommend hydrochlorathiazide in a low dose. It wont affect your hearts electrolytes. I think that would do it! Plus, b physically active to get your fluids going! And one more thing : Get your two hours of sunlight a day! I never had really believed that would help me feel better. I was wrong! Be Blessed Jarubah
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