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Are there alternative treatments for angioedema?

Angioedema of the larynx (throat) is life threatening and should be treated in the emergency room. If your angioedema is mild, you may want to allow it to go away on its own. Another option is to use cool water to relieve symptoms, either by taking a cool bath or shower or by covering the swollen areas with bandages or cloths soaked in cool water. However, if symptoms include swelling of the throat or air passages, or were caused by a bee sting, it is better to see a doctor right away.

Patients with hereditary angioedema may receive plasma transfusions if an attack is likely.

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