Angioedema is an allergic reaction where swelling occurs under the skin. Symptoms may include swelling around the eyes and lips. In severe cases, swelling in the tongue or throat can cause breathing problems, which can be life-threatening. There are many types of angioedema, and treatments include antihistamines, steroids, and epinephrine. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how angioedema is caused as well as the types, symptoms, treatments, and much more.
Angioedema: What Is It?
Understanding angioedema can help lead to better treatment and fewer episodes. Find out what you need to know.
Hereditary Angioedema: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
The causes, symptoms, and treatment of hereditary angioedema, a genetic condition that causes bouts of swelling.
What Is an Allergic Reaction?
If you were having an allergic reaction, would you know it?
Hives and Your Skin
You've heard of hives but do you really know what they are? Find out more about this common skin condition.