3 Effective Ways to Treat Swollen Lips Due to Cold Air Allergy

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Although Indonesia is not a country of 4 seasons, the cold during the rainy season can make a person shiver with cold. Especially if you live in a highland area because the air temperature will be lower. Well besides the weather that pierces the skin, cold air can also cause allergic reactions to make the lips swell. Then how to overcome this condition?

Overcome swollen lips due to cold allergy

Allergies can be triggered by many, not just on certain foods or chemicals. There are people who are fine eating seafood, but will experience an allergic reaction when exposed to cold air. Yes, this low temperature can also cause allergies. His condition will improve when the skin temperature returns to normal.

Just like other allergies, cold allergy symptoms can also make the skin itchy, red, and swollen. In severe cases, this allergy can cause difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, and even death.

If the symptoms begin to recur to make the lips swell, you can try the following methods:

1. Take allergy medication

There are many cold allergy drugs that are sold freely or are prescribed by doctors. You can choose according to your needs and desires, including:

Antihistamines. Allergy stimulates the body to release histamine. Therefore to treat it the drug used is an antihistamine to relieve an allergic reaction. Examples of antihistamine drugs for cold allergies are loratadine (Claritin), cetirizine (Zyrtec) and desloratadine (Clarinex).
Omalizumab (Xolair). Usually this drug is prescribed to treat asthma. However, this drug is also effective for treating people with cold allergies who do not respond to other drugs.

2. Warm your body

In order for swollen lips and other allergic symptoms to improve, you need to keep the body warm. Temporarily use thicker clothes to cover the skin exposed to cold air.

Then, pay attention to various things that cause cold on your skin, such as eating cold fruit, replace it with warm soup, cold white water with warm water, and you should take a warm bath.

3. Ready for epipen

Allergic reactions can appear suddenly and symptoms can be mild and severe. So, when you know your body reacts negatively to cold air, see your doctor immediately. The doctor will provide prevention tips as well as treatments, such as using epipen, which is a syringe containing hypo-allergenic drugs to prevent serious allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock.

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