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How to treat itching and red swelling?

hi, i have been having itches and red swelling on my skin, and when the swelling recedes i sometimes see small marks on that area. i'm not sure if it's an insect bite or allergy to mutton, because the last time had this problem was after i had a mutton meal. can you tell me what it is?
Mon, 21 Jul 2014
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Its an anaphylactic reaction.
Could have occurred secondary to insect bite or due to mutton.
Take a combination of levocetrizine with monteleukast for 5 days.
Also start on fexofenadine 120 mg and cont therapy for a week.
Severity of allergy or anaphylaxis should be assessed.
Get a serum AEC , ESR, IgE levels.which will tell us regarding ur allergy status.
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How to treat itching and red swelling?

Its an anaphylactic reaction. Could have occurred secondary to insect bite or due to mutton. Take a combination of levocetrizine with monteleukast for 5 days. Also start on fexofenadine 120 mg and cont therapy for a week. Severity of allergy or anaphylaxis should be assessed. Get a serum AEC , ESR, IgE levels.which will tell us regarding ur allergy status.