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What foods can I eat with barley allergy?

What foods can I eat with  barley allergy?

No Barley.: As long as you have no other known allergies, you may eat anything you like just so long as it does not contain barley. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Anyone know about barley allergies diagnosis, treatment?

Anyone know about barley allergies diagnosis, treatment?

History & testing: Testing may be performed with a history of typical allergy symptoms after eating something containing barley. Skin and blood (rast) testing are accurate & easy to perform. Tests for other foods eaten at the same time should be negative. When the diagnosis is uncertain an oral challenge to barley may be considered. This should only be performed by experts experienced with oral challenges. ...Read more

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I have a barley allergy confirmed with a blood test. Was tested for wheat, rye. Is it common for barley allergy to "standalone" or similar substances?

I have a barley allergy confirmed with a blood test. Was tested for wheat, rye. Is it common for barley allergy to "standalone" or similar substances?

Barley allergy: Yes barley allergy alone is actually very common. I usually see 6-7 people a year with this allergy. Usually it causes itching alone (which can lead to eczema), recurrent urticaria ( hives) and/or intestinal cramping with diarrhea. The hard part with avoidance is that many brands of flour are a wheat/ barley mix. So this calls for a lot of label reading and avoidance of things made with flour ...Read more

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What foods can I eat with barley allergy?

No Barley.: As long as you have no other known allergies, you may eat anything you like just so long as it does not contain barley. ...Read more

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I have a barley allergy confirmed with a blood test. Was tested for wheat, rye. Is it common for barley allergy to "standalone" or similar substances?

Barley allergy: Yes barley allergy alone is actually very common. I usually see 6-7 people a year with this allergy. Usually it causes itching alone (which can lead to eczema), recurrent urticaria ( hives) and/or intestinal cramping with diarrhea. The hard part with avoidance is that many brands of flour are a wheat/ barley mix. So this calls for a lot of label reading and avoidance of things made with flour ...Read more

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What can I do for barley allergies?

What can I do for barley allergies?

Avoidance: The only true treatment for food allergies is avoidance. Though this is sometimes difficult, it is the best treatment. There are research studies going on for oral food desensitization, but that is limited to peanut, eggs, and milk. Reading labels and visiting the food allergy and anaphylaxis network web site can help (www.Foodallergy.Org) for more information. ...Read more

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Anyone know about barley allergies diagnosis, treatment?

History & testing: Testing may be performed with a history of typical allergy symptoms after eating something containing barley. Skin and blood (rast) testing are accurate & easy to perform. Tests for other foods eaten at the same time should be negative. When the diagnosis is uncertain an oral challenge to barley may be considered. This should only be performed by experts experienced with oral challenges. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat if I have an allergy to wheat, corn, and barley?

What foods can I eat if I have an allergy to wheat, corn, and barley?

Gluten allergy?: You might have a gluten allergy. If that is the case, then a gluten-food free diet should allow you to eat grains without a problem. See a GI specialist or immunologist who can test you for a gluten allergy. ...Read more

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Could people with environmental allergies drink barley grass juice?

Could people with environmental allergies drink barley grass juice?

Depends: Allergies whether they be food or environmental in origin are rather specific to the person. Anyone with environmental allergies may also be allergic to barley. Before i would clear it for use, i would want some idea of past reactions during use or a food allergy test. ...Read more