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Is there any difference between a wheat allergy and celiac disease?

Is there any difference between a wheat allergy and celiac disease?

Allergy vs celiac: A wheat allergy is the symptoms that occur when you make ige antibodies to wheat. Celiac disease is the symptoms that occur when your body makes IgA antibodies to the gluten in wheat, rye and barley. The symptoms can be similar in that both can cause bloating, abdominal pain, loose stools, etc. Allergies can cause anaphylaxis and celiac raises cancer risk, so it helps to find out which you have. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Wheat Allergy (Definition)

A wheat allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to wheat protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more


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I want to know what is the difference between wheat allergy & celiac disease?

I want to know what is the difference between wheat allergy & celiac disease?

Allergic & toxic: Wheat allergy is mediated by ige and you may have skin rash, hives, gastrointestinal upset, and/or respiratory symptoms from eating wheat but not other grains. Gluten sensitivity is genetically determined and symptoms can be induced by an product containing gluten aside from wheat. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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What is the cause of celiac disease or wheat allergy?

What is the cause of celiac disease or wheat allergy?

Intestine inflamatio: Celiac disease is caused by your digestive tract being sensitive to wheat and consequently you have inflamation in the digestive tract and can lead to ulcers and much discomfort. Typically it is heriditary. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can I have celiac disease even if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Can I have celiac disease even if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Definitely: Contrary to common belief, celiac disease is not a "wheat allergy". It is the body's abnormal immune reaction to gluten, but it is not mediated by the classic antibody that mediates allergic reactions. Skin test to wheat is not the right test for celiac disease. Skin test negative or positive to wheat does not rule out or confirm celiac diz. If u r concerned, ask ur doc for the proper blood test. ...Read more

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Can I still have celiac disease if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Can I still have celiac disease if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Absolutely: Celiac disease is not an allergy, so the wheat allergy test is worthless here. There are blood tests that indicate the possibility for this condition, which is a problem of digestion. The best test, unfortunately, is a biopsy. ...Read more

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Does eating too much wheat cause celiac disease or a wheat allergy?

Does eating too much wheat cause celiac disease or a wheat allergy?

No: Both conditions are mostly genetically determined. There is no benefit and possibly harm in avoiding gluten when you don't have intolerance to gluten/wheat, or a wheat allergy. ...Read more

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Is rashes usually a symptom of celiac disease/gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy?

Is rashes usually a symptom of celiac disease/gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy?

DH: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women. The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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How can you treat dry eyes + mydriasis when celiac disease and IgE wheat allergy? My grandfather had cataracts. Family anamnesis celiac in males.

How can you treat dry eyes + mydriasis when celiac disease and IgE wheat allergy? My grandfather had cataracts. Family anamnesis celiac in males.

Artificial tears: Artificial tears are a good initial option. Restasis (cycclosporine) is a prescription medication, which is used to treat dry eyes. Claritin (loratadine) may cause dry eyes. If you have celiac disease and an IgE antibody to wheat., I would continue to strictly avoid gluten and wheat ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more