Food allergies are the most common forms of allergies found among Americans. The unique aspect of allergy to celery is that unlike other food allergies which develop within a few hours of consumption, allergic reaction to celery may take up to several days to manifest. This makes the diagnosis of the condition difficult.
Celery Allergy Symptoms
The symptoms associated with allergy to celery include,
- Diarrhea and Vomiting: Whenever an individual consumes something toxic to the body, the body’s natural response is to eliminate it through the gastro-intestinal system. For individuals allergic to celery, the first symptoms presented include diarrhea and vomiting. Depending upon the severity of the allergic reaction there is extensive fluid loss which in turn can result in significant dehydration which is associated with weakness, tiredness, lethargy and irritability
- Skin Rash: Similar to other allergic reactions, skin rash is common in individuals allergic to celery. Extensive itching, burning and stinging pain may be experience with or without the formation of hives on the skin
Allergic Reaction To Celery
- Swelling of the face: Swelling can occur as a part of the inflammatory response to the allergen. Swelling in normally observed around the face and the throat region, which in turn can result in difficulty during breathing
- Difficult Breathing: Allergic reaction may result in wheezing, which may develop due to inflammation and swelling of the air passage.
- Often drop in blood pressure is recorded primarily as a result of excessive dehydration. The condition may be associated with light headedness and confusion.