Hives and Angioedema Treatment
Call 911 if the person has:
Difficulty breathing or wheezing
Tightness in the throat or a feeling that the airways are closing
Hoarseness or trouble speaking
Swollen lips, tongue, or throat
Nausea, abdominal pain, or vomiting
Fast heartbeat or pulse
Anxiety or dizziness
Loss of consciousness
Had severe reactions in the past
Symptoms of a
severe allergic reaction ( anaphylaxis) including:
If the person has an
epinephrine injection kit available, do not hesitate to use the epinephrine auto-injector, even if those symptoms do not appear to be allergy related. Using the pen as a precaution is safe and could save their life
Severe Allergic Reaction Treatment.
1. Avoid the Trigger
If you know what the trigger is, keep the person away from it.
2. Control Itching and Swelling
3. Follow Up
It may take several days for the trigger substance to leave the body. Continue treatment until symptoms subside.
If symptoms persist, or to help identify the allergen that caused the hives, see a doctor.