A 32-year-old male asked:
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could i get a wheat allergy as a grown up?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, at any time: A person can get wheat allergy at any time, just like he can become allergic to mangoes, cashews, etc... Wheat has many different proteins that a person can be allergic to. Celiac disease (gluten allergy/enteropathy) is worse than wheat allergy because there is a damaging intestinal reaction. Celiac disease is genetic, but can sometimes be so mild that one may not notice symptoms until adulthood.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Allergies to anything can develop at any time.
Answered on Mar 16, 2012

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