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Child has swollen lips and tight skin on face with burning sensation. Any solution?

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my daughter has suddenly came up with swollen lips, tight skin on her face and a burning sensation.
shes not on any medications nor has she changed any soaps, makeup or food intake. what can this be?
Posted Tue, 19 Feb 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 1 hour later
Thanks for writing to us.
It seems probably your daughter is having angioedema. It is characterised by swelling over lips, eyes, tongue etc along with itching and burning sensation.

To treat the same, she should immediately be started on oral antihistaminic like cetirizine or diphenhydramine.
If desired results are not seen that is decrease in swelling or burning sensation in few hours, she should be given a shot of injectable antiallergic along with a steroid to control the same.

Sometimes angioedema may be associated with difficulty in swallowing or difficulty in breathing. If there is any difficulty in swallowing or breathing, patient should be taken to emergengency room of the hospital for further management.

Hope that answers your query. Should there be more, feel free to write back. I would be happy to assist you.

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