Recently my daughter, age 21, was involved in a side collision in her vehicle. She was the restrained driver, hit on the drivers side door at low speed. She experienced pain (whiplash) and headaches. She went to a physical therapist 2 days ago and has since had swelling and numbness in her right hand and arm. Next she had swelling and numbness in her left palm and forefinger. Then the same happened to her left foot. Today she had numbness and swelling in her upper lip. The swelling is easily seen. She claims that the area itched prior to each episode of swelling and numbness. I am at a loss and the therapist answered that he didn't think it had to do with the neck problem when he was called at the onset of the first symptoms. She is taking the low dosage of Lortabs very sparingly till she can see her primary care doctor.
Do I need to Make her go to the Emergency Room and get checked?? Any help would be greatly appreciated