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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My 3 year old Chihuahua has suddenly developed huge top eyelids.

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My 3 year old Chihuahua has suddenly developed huge top eyelids. He was ok 30 minutes ago. Nothing different today the usual walk in a nearby country park and then just chilling at home. He looks like a pug??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
You appear to be seeing an urticarial reaction called angioedema - a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to a food, envenomation, drug, chemical, vaccine, or even environmental allergen such as pollens, molds, dust, and dust mites, etc. Do you have an antihistamine or glucorticosteroid such as prednisolone at home?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I have Piriton for humans
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
It should be helpful at just 2 mg repeated in 8-12 hours if necessary. This isn't a serious form of an allergic reaction and should abate unaided within 36 hours. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will try it Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Sounds good. You're quite welcome.