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How does angioedema affect the body?

Angioedema affects the skin, causing a raised, swollen area. It may cause blisters and pain. However, these symptoms are usually temporary, especially if the angioedema was caused by an allergic reaction. The swelling does not result in any permanent damage.

In some cases, the angioedema causes swelling in the throat or air passages. This may result in trouble breathing or swallowing. In the case of hereditary angioedema, there may be swelling in the digestive tract as well, causing abdominal pain.

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