Angioedema Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Angioedema treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Angioedema

Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Minor episodes of angioedema may need no treatment, but it is important to make sure the swelling does not spread to the airway, which can be life-threatening. Treatment options include the following:

  • Medications-Certain medications (eg, antihistamines, epinephrine, corticosteroids, and pain medications) may help ease symptoms of angioedema.
  • Tracheostomy -If your airway is affected, your doctor may place a tube in your throat to keep your airway open.

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If you are diagnosed with angioedema, follow your doctor's instructions.


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