Angioedema is a form of severe swelling beneath the skin’s surface, one that may be accompanied by hives and itching. Although angioedema can be dangerous when the swelling is severe and occurs near the throat, the condition is usually harmless and it will disappear on its own within a few days. It’s caused by an allergic reaction to something like food or medication, or, in this tragically hilarious case, grass and wheat.

Poor Caitlyn was at Kendall Calling, a popular music festival in England’s spectacular Lake District. She was sharing a tent with some friends, enjoying the laughs and good times when her allergies began to kick in and her swollen face began reaching epic proportions. Luckily, her buddies were there to document the whole process – from hammerhead shark to elephant man.

The story – told in a gloriously descriptive Twitter thread by Caitlyn’s friend Rhiannon – has since gone viral with people loving that very British manner of cheekily ‘taking the piss’ among a group of close mates. Because yeah, she’s got a big head with eyes swollen shut. Her wheat allergy is no threat, it looks funny as hell and she’s got a good sense of humor about it. What else is there to do but laugh?

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What do you think? Is it mean to post funny Tweets and laugh about a friend suffering from such allergy symptoms, or are they fair game for laughs? Let us know in the comments below!