A member asked:

Could i get a wheat allergy as a grown up?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in 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 7/20/2012


Dr. Marc Rosenthal answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Yes: Allergies to anything can develop at any time.

Answered 3/16/2012



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