Is manicure and pedicure contraindicated for angioedema?

When we have a client with the following condition: angioedema

Signs and symptoms for angioedema

  • Red welts that suddenly appear, especially near the eyes and lips, but also on the hands, feet, and the inside of the throat
  • Burning, painful, swollen, sometimes itchy areas
  • Discolored patches or rash on the hands, feet, face, or genitals
ANGIOEDEMA contraindications In beauty therapy


Angioedema is swelling underneath the skin. It’s usually a reaction to a trigger, such as a medication or something you’re allergic to.

It isn’t normally serious, but it can be a recurring problem for some people and can very occasionally be life-threatening if it affects breathing.

There are several different types of angioedema, each of which has a different cause.

It can be caused by:

  • An allergic reaction, such as a food allergy – this is known as “allergic angioedema”
  • A medication, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for high blood pressure – this is known as “drug-induced angioedema”
  • A genetic fault that you inherit from your parents – this is a rare, lifelong condition that usually starts in childhood called “hereditary angioedema”

But in many cases, it’s not clear what causes angioedema. This is known as “idiopathic angioedema”.

Is angioedema contagious?
No, "angioedema" is NOT contagious!

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