Angioedema (also known as Quincke’s edema) is separated in an allergic and a non-allergic type. Both types lead to a swelling of the skin and dermis around the face (lips, eyelids, tongue), the larynx, but also of hands, feet or genitalia.
Angioedema is a rapid swelling of the skin. Various causes can lead to retention of water in the connective tissue and swelling. Most commonly affected are lips, eyelids, tongue, throat, larynx, but in case of the non-allergic reaction also hand, feet and genitalia.
The allergic type of angioedema is caused by substances to which the affected person is sensitized. It usually occurs for the first time in adulthood. Besides the swelling and the forming of wheals as described above, there are often no explicit blood-values. The non-allergic type can often cause abdominal pain in addition to the swelling. Sometimes typical changes can be found in the blood. Both types can cause an extensive swelling of the larynx that can lead to suffocation attacks.
The allergic type is usually treated with cortisone and antihistamines, and sometimes other medication, the non-allergic type is treated depending on the underlying cause. Because both types can lead to recurring swelling it is important to educate the patients well and to remind them to stay clear of possible triggers.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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