Santa Clara, CA
A 32-year-old male asked:
Could i get a wheat allergy as a grown up?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwokanswered
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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.
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Dr. Marc Rosenthalanswered
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Allergies to anything can develop at any time.
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Last updated Jul 20, 2012
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