(HealthDay News) -- Angioedema is the medical term for hive-like
swelling beneath the skin. It's often caused by an allergic
The U.S. National Library of Medicine mentions these common
triggers for angioedema:
- Outdoor allergens, such as pollen.
- Animal dander.
- Exposure to significant heat, cold, sunlight or water.
- Foods that cause allergies in many people, such as milk, nuts,
shellfish or eggs.
- An insect bite or sting.
- Certain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs), blood pressure drugs, and certain antibiotics such
If someone has difficulty breathing in addition to the swelling,
seek emergency medical treatment immediately.
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