If you reacted to Celery I would see an allergist for sure. Celery can cross react to other food and non-food items and it would help you to rule that in or out as starters maybe? Also, was it regular coffee or flavored? Anything different put in it for cream .. with flavor?
The first time I was eating a cracker and later in the day I was eating KFC...any type of foods seems to set it off. I lost 10 lbs because I was scared to eat. The second incident with this was with the celery and chips earlier in the day..coffee, drink it black.
Hello and hope you are doing well.
Angioedema is swelling of the deeper layers of the skin. The swelling is often severe and is caused by a build-up of fluid. The symptoms of angioedema can affect any part of the body. Many people with angioedema also have another condition called urticaria, which is also known as hives. This is a raised, red and itchy rash that appears on the skin. Angioedema is of four types allergic, idiopathic, drug induced and hereditary. So, Allergy testing may be worth looking into.
Therapy is based on the cause. Anti histamines from the mainstay of therapy for the symptoms. If the present antihistamines are inadequate, consult your doctor for long acting ones. Though short courses of steroids are given for more severe symptoms. If the symptoms persist, then you can consult an immunologist. He may start with immunosuppressive drugs.
Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
I am really struggling with this. The first round of steriods went well and the second round knocked it down a little and now I am struggling with it again. Currently my tongue seems to be the target of the swelling. Does this ever go away?
Any and all information is welcome. Thanks for posting.