Facial swelling and hives

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We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Your body interprets the allergen as foreign or harmful, and it attacks it as a form of protection. You can have an allergic reaction on any part of your body. The face is a common site for allergic reactions involving your skin. Seasonal allergies , or hay fever , can occur in early spring and can cause a number of facial symptoms.

What can cause facial swelling?

Possible Causes of Allergic Reaction on Your Face

Facial swelling is a common symptom with a range of possible causes, including injuries, allergic reactions, and infections. Rarely, facial swelling can be a sign of anaphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. In this article, we look at common causes of swelling of the face and how to treat them. We also cover when to see a doctor and prevention tips.

Possible Causes of Allergic Reaction on Your Face

Angioedema is swelling of areas of tissue under the skin, sometimes affecting the face and throat. Angioedema can be a reaction to a drug or other substance trigger , a hereditary disorder, a rare complication of cancer, or an immune disorder, but sometimes the cause is not known. Antihistamines can relieve mild symptoms, but if angioedema makes swallowing or breathing difficult, prompt emergency treatment is needed. See also Overview of Allergic Reactions. Angioedema often occurs with hives , which causes itching.
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