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Question: Eczema and swollen lips


 itchy1 - Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:05 am

I experience eczema regularly, often on my face around my mouth and inside my elbows. However tonight after eating a cheesecake with a shortbread base and dark chocolate i experienced an extremely itchy face and my lips swelled. Should I look at food allergies that could be causing my allergies? I have tried doctors who just give me a cordisone cream and send me away, a natropath told me it might be stress related and another natropath/blood specialist said that i had a yeast intolerance. What do you recommend, at the moment I use moisturisers, flaxseed oil to limit my symptoms.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:02 pm

User avatar Hello,What you experienced as a reaction is known as Angioodema which occurs as an immediate reaction, and is not related to the dermatitis which is of delayed hypersensitivity types.Ofcouse the same antigen or allergen could cause different types of reactions.A patch testing would resolve the issue.
These angio odemas could sometimes cause life threatening reactions so make sure hence forth that what food you take does not contain the offending allergen.Always check contents or ask the server and then eat making sure.In case of emergency seek immediete help.
Best wishes.

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