Ask an expert

22 Sep 2009

I think I have an allergy , but I don' t know what I' m allergic to.
I sometimes wake up with a swollen lip, or swollen eye. it' s not painful but swollen and it will get back to normal during the day. sometimes I' ll feel itchy on my body and when I scrach it gets swollen. I went to 2 different doctors and the tablets they gave me did not work.
Answer 399 views

01 Jan 0001

Hallo Regi
It also sounds like an allergy to me - maybe you should keep a diary of what you eat/drink for a week to see if there are any relationships to food. Usually one would try an antihistamin like Phenergan or Deselex, and if this does not help, add a cortisone. You probably need to take an antihistamine daily, preventatively - go for the ones that does not make you sleepy like Loratidine. You can also see a dermatologist - preferably when you have the symptoms.
Dr Bets
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
31% - 9527 votes
69% - 20980 votes