Angioedema (BE: angiooedema), also known by its eponym Quincke's edema and the older term angioneurotic edema, is the rapid swelling (edema) of the skin, mucosa and submucosal tissues. If it proceeds rapidly, it can lead to airway obstruction and suffocation, and it should therefore be treated as a medical emergency.
An antihistamine is a drug which serves to reduce or eliminate effects mediated by histamine, an endogenous chemical mediator released during allergic reactions, through action at the histamine receptor. Only agents where the main therapeutic effect is mediated by negative modulation of histamine receptors are termed antihistamines - other agents may have antihistaminergic action but are not true antihistamines.
Angioedema as related to Antihistamines
- Angioedema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angioedema (BE: angiooedema) or Quincke's edema is the rapid swelling of the dermis, subcutaneous tissue mucosa and submucosal tissues. It is very similar to ...
- Angioedema - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health
Angioedema Introduction. Angioedema is swelling that happens just below the surface of the skin, most often around the lips and eyes. When you have an allergic ...
- Angioedema: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Angioedema is swelling that is similar to hives, but the swelling is under the skin instead of on the surface. Hives are often called welts. They are a ...
- Angioedema - National Center for Biotechnology Information
Unlike acute urticaria, only about 5 to 10 percent of chronic urticaria and angioedema are caused by allergies. Chronic cases are much more likely to be related to ...
- Hereditary angioedema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hereditary angioedema (types I, II and III) (also known as "HAE") is a rare, autosomal dominantly inherited blood disorder that causes episodic attacks of swelling ...
- Do antihistamines help with cold symptoms?
But for many people, antihistamines may help relieve sneezing and runny nose from a cold. When your nose and sinuses are affected by a cold virus, special cells in ...
- Urticaria, angioedema (hives). DermNet NZ
Urticaria What is urticaria? Urticaria is characterised by weals (hives) or angioedema (swellings, in 10%) or both (in 40%). There are several types of urticaria.