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What are the treatment options for angioedema?

Angioedema does not always need treatment, as a mild case will likely go away on its own. If necessary, it may be treated by over-the-counter antihistamine medications or by a prescription antihistamine. If your symptoms are severe, your doctor may prescribe a corticosteroid. If your symptoms are life- threatening because they affect your ability to breathe, you may need epinephrine administered at an emergency room.

Hereditary angioedema may require treatment with anabolic steroids.

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