A 40-year-old member asked:
What can be done for a wheat allergy?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jack Mutnickanswered
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Wheat Allergy: Is it a true wheat allergy or is it celiac disease aka gluten intolerance? You should see an allergy or gastroenterology specialist for full diagnosis and then a plan of treatment.
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Simple: You can control what you eat. That may be inconvenient at times but an allergy is simple. Avoid it or it will trigger a reaction. If you have celiac disease, it is not an allergy, but a quirk reaction in your immune system that created antibodies that can injure your tissues, primarily in the gut. This is harder to live with and requires better control and doctor monitoring.
464 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 24, 2017
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