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Possible celery allergy. Is that for real?

Possible celery allergy. Is that for real?

Yes: It is possible to be allergic to celery, however it is more common to have mouth symptoms after eating raw celery as a cross reaction to birch tree pollen allergy. This is called oral allergy syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Possible celery allergy. Is that for real?

Yes: It is possible to be allergic to celery, however it is more common to have mouth symptoms after eating raw celery as a cross reaction to birch tree pollen allergy. This is called oral allergy syndrome. ...Read more

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Possible celery allergy and loratadine?

Possible celery allergy and loratadine?

Unrelated: Not sure that I am answering your question, but celery allergy does not interfere with taking loratadine. ...Read more

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I have various strange allergies to things such as celery, carrots, apples, what to do?

I have various strange allergies to things such as celery, carrots, apples, what to do?

Eliminate from diet: People with pollen allergy also have mouth itching from eating fresh celery, carrots and apples. This is due to the similar protein in the pollen. Typically birch pollen and apples are connected; weeds (like sage brush) is linked to celery and carrots. If the only symptoms are mild mouth itching (no GI or breathing issues), these foods when cooked at high temps can be tolerated. See allergist. ...Read more

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What is allergy tablets do?

What is allergy tablets do?

Allergy tablets: Most allergy tablets are medications that fall into the category of antihistamines that block the effect of histamine. This treats symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, etc. Sometimes antihistamines are combined with decongestants to help with stuffy nose. Studies are evaluating "allergy tablets" that may work similar to allergy shots where the tablet contains the pollen, etc. ...Read more

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How can I reduce allergies?

How can I reduce allergies?

Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, (loratadine) or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. See Allergist. ...Read more

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How to cope with allergies?

How to cope with allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more