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for people with wheat allergy can we eat oatmeal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Many of the commonly available oat products are milled at the same facilities that mill wheat. If so, trace amounts of wheat can contaminate the oats and result in a sensitivity reaction. If you examine the consumer label of these products you may be able to find one that is milled on separate equipment and safe to consume.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me in wheat allergy can we eat oatmeal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Read lables: Oates are free of gluten or gliaden that trigger wheat allergy symptoms.However,the oatmeal may be processed on machinery that is used in wheat processing.If so, even a small amount of wheat contaminant may end up in the oatmeal.The content labels will usually list on the last row of the content section. It often reads "prepared in a facility where wheat is processed".

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Last updated Mar 24, 2014

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