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  • 1. Angioedema Marissa Carroll
  • 2. • Severe swelling beneath the skin. Definition
  • 3. Signs and Symptoms • • • • • Swelling (lips, *eyes*, face, hands and feet) Hives Pain Abnormal Cramping Breathing Difficulty **Chemosis: swelling of the eyes**
  • 4. Causes • Allergic Reaction (EX: animal dander, chemicals, heat/cold, food, medicines, pollen) • Hereditary • Lupus: Chronic inflammatory disease in the immune system that attacks organs and tissues • Leukemia • Auto Immune Diseases
  • 5. Testing • Allergy Testing • Blood Tests: testing for immune system deficiencies
  • 6. Prognosis • Swelling can last for days but it isn’t life threatening • This can be life threatening if there is an airway blockage
  • 7. Treatment • Breathing Difficulties: Inhaler and worse case Seek emergency help • Avoid Known Triggers • Cool Compresses/Soaks (for pain relief) • Anti-inflammatory • Epinephrine Shots (EPI Pen) • Allergy Medications
  • 8. • Cool Compress’ • Bath Soaks (Aveeno Bath Treatments) • Avoid strong soaps, detergents and chemicals that will come in contact with the body CNA Care
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