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Tongue swelling on consuming left overs, swelling and itching of fingers and toes, temporary relief with prednisone, negative lupus test. Help?

I woke up with a swollen tongue after consuming some leftovers. The problem then shifted to fingers and toes. My fingers and toes began swelling up and itchy uncontrolably. The problem doesnt occur in the same place but would rather switch on the days it flares up. I went to the ER and was given Prednisone for 5 days, the symptoms went away but has since returned after the drugs finished. Also my doc did a series of test including lupus and they all came back negative. HELP. I need my life back..
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
the allergy can develop at any time with any substance
and once allergy develops with any allergen it takes few wk after the allergen exposure
any food can can start reacting with body proteins to cause allergy as the tongue is swollen it means it is food and after short anti allergic tab or steroiuds it subsides it take 2-3 wek to get the effect of allergen out of body
the allergy can also be triggered by oils shampoo creams ointments and other body materials
need to investigate for cause and treat to prevent further recurences
at present use anti allergic tabs antacid
local antiallergic ointment on area and local mouth paint antiallergic in mouth for 2 wk
Answered: Tue, 17 Sep 2013
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