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Persisting redness, warmness, itchiness over face, droopy eyelids, swollen area around eyes, had take steroid shot. Cause?

I noticed my face getting red and is hot to the touch. Initially, it was itchy also. I have droopy eye lids and areas around my eyes appear swollen. This condition has been present for 3 days now. It s not a sunburn . I went to the doctor and they gave me a sterroid shot. It went away for 24 hours, but is now back. The doctor also prescribed me Prednisone 5mg/6 day pack. What could my issue be?
Asked On : Thu, 24 May 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Your condition is like acute Urticaria with/without angiodema. It was due to an allergic response of any of the following:
A. External causes: i) Hair dye ii) Foods iii) drugs iv) Physical factors
B. Internal causes: i) Infection e.g.-sinusitis, dental caries, peptic ulcer disease due to h.pylori, ascariasis ii) Systemic diseases- thyroid disorder, carcinoid syndrome iii) Malignancy.
You are on the right way of treatment, continue it with a anti-histamin e.g.-Tablet-ATARAX 25 mg 3 times daily for 1 week (aviod driving or fine instrumental work in this week).
Visit/ consult dermatologist to detect your cause of illness if you are interested.
With regards,
Dr. MM Mahmud (
Answered: Thu, 24 May 2012
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