Angioedema Treatment in Charlotte
Angioedema, or swelling caused by allergies, can be a frustrating and even life-threatening condition for many individuals. At Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center, we understand the impact that angioedema can have on your lifestyle and well-being, and we are committed to providing comprehensive care to help manage and treat this condition.
Our team of board-certified allergists and experienced healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans and ongoing support to help you live your life to the fullest. Whether you are seeking a diagnosis, treatment, or ongoing management of your angioedema so you can find relief from your symptoms, we are here to help you every step of the way.
How to Request an Appointment
At Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center, we offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for allergies. If you suspect you may have angioedema or have experienced symptoms of swelling that may be caused by allergies, you can request an appointment with our team of board-certified allergists and experienced healthcare professionals.
To schedule an appointment, you can call our office or fill out the online appointment request form on our website. Our friendly staff will work with you to find a convenient date and time for your visit.
During your appointment, our allergists will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and conduct any necessary tests to determine if you have angioedema. Based on your evaluation, our team will develop a personalized treatment plan to help manage your symptoms and prevent future reactions.
What is Angioedema?
When you experience swelling on any part of your body, you can expect your skin tighten as it becomes inflated or bloated. Angioedema is a type of swelling in the deeper layers of your skin. It can be caused by an allergic reaction, hereditary of a lack of specific protein or occur for unknown reasons (idiopathic).
How is Angioedema Diagnosed?
Diagnosis of the swelling is by examination and a careful medical history. You should consider consulting an allergy specialist if your swelling is severe, recurrent, involves your airway, or lasts for a prolonged period of time. Additionally, if you do not know the cause of your swelling an allergy evaluation may be appropriate. Your allergist may do allergy testing or order blood work to screen for a particular type of swelling called hereditary angioedema or other medical conditions.
Angioedema Treatment in Charlotte
Swelling caused by allergic reactions can be treated with antihistamines and/or corticosteroids. Swelling involving your airway (mouth or throat) or if accompanied by any signs of severe allergic reactions such as respiratory symptoms (coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath), abdominal pain or blood pressure changes may require epinephrine and should be seen in the emergency room. In the case of hereditary angioedema medications are given to regulate the levels of specific blood proteins.
At Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care and ongoing support to help you live your life to the fullest. Contact us today to request an appointment and take the first step towards managing your angioedema.
What is the difference between normal swelling and angioedema?
If your swelling is severe, recurrent, involves your airway, or lasts for a prolonged period of time, you might be afflicted with angioedema. Consult your allergist or schedule an appointment today.