Angioedema: Lifestyle Changes & Remedies To Reduce Swelling

Angioedema is swelling of the inner layer of the skin, known as the dermis. 

While various factors can contribute to its occurrence, allergic reactions are a prevalent cause.

Keep reading to learn how to reduce angioedema swelling with natural remedies and lifestyle changes.

6 Natural Ways To Reduce Angioedema Swelling 

There are some complementary treatments that can help treat angioedema. However, before you try these, make sure you speak with a healthcare provider to determine if they are adequate for you. 


Some vitamins, especially vitamin C, may help lower histamine levels. Another possible treatment is vitamin B12 injections.

However, more research is still needed. 

Herbal Supplements

There are some herbal supplements like goldenseal and chamomile that are used to help soothe conditions like hives.

Apply a Cold Compress

Cold compresses or rubbing an ice cube over the affected area can help soothe the skin, reduce angioedema swelling, and prevent it from itching. 

Consider taking a cold bath or shower and using oatmeal powder as potential measures to soothe the skin affected by angioedema, though their efficacy may vary from person to person.

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Stay Hydrated

Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Staying hydrated can reduce the risk of symptoms of angioedema. 

If you don’t like drinking water, opt for natural ways to flavor the water (slices of lemon, strawberries, or cucumber) instead of artificial flavorings. 

Keep A Food Diary

While it may sound tedious, a food diary can give you a better understanding of your symptoms and find links between the foods you are eating. 

This can help you know what foods to avoid with angioedema, and it can give a health professional some guidance on what is causing the condition. 

Talk To An Allergist

Consider consulting with an allergist or immunologist for specialized tests to identify potential food triggers for angioedema, allowing for personalized guidance in managing the condition.


Incorporating lifestyle changes and natural remedies can help manage angioedema and avoid triggers. 

Complementary treatments such as vitamins, herbal supplements, and cold compresses may offer relief, but it’s also crucial to consult with a healthcare provider. 

Additionally, working with an allergist, maintaining a food diary, and staying hydrated are integral components of a personalized strategy to reduce angioedema swelling. 

Understanding triggers and adopting a comprehensive approach can contribute to more effective management of this skin condition.

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