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What else can't you eat (besides oatmeal) with an oatmeal allergy?

What else can't you eat (besides oatmeal) with an oatmeal allergy?

Wheat & barley: Wheat and barley cross-react with oats. White flour is made from wheat. ...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


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What else can't you eat (besides oatmeal) with an oatmeal allergy?

Wheat & barley: Wheat and barley cross-react with oats. White flour is made from wheat. ...Read more

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My son has allergy to peanut butter...Pretty severe also believes he is developing one to oatmeal what might symptoms be?

My son has allergy to peanut butter...Pretty severe also believes he is developing one to oatmeal what might symptoms be?

Hives, vomiting, etc: Allergy to oats is rare, but certainly possible. Food allergies cause similar symptoms, so you should watch for hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, lip swelling and itching in the mouth. An allergist can skin test for oat or a blood test (rast-type) can be done. ...Read more

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For people with wheat allergy can we eat oatmeal?

Depends: Many of the commonly available oat products are milled at the same facilities that mill wheat. If so, trace amounts of wheat can contaminate the oats and result in a sensitivity reaction. If you examine the consumer label of these products you may be able to find one that is milled on separate equipment and safe to consume. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in wheat allergy can we eat oatmeal?

Can you tell me in wheat allergy can we eat oatmeal?

Yes, but....: Oatmeal is a very different grain than wheat is and it is rare that a person is allergic to both. However, many places that make cereals use the same equipment to process the oats as they do wheat, so cross contamination with small amounts of wheat can occur. Read label of your oatmeal - it will usually list if prepared in a facility where wheat exposure/contamination may occur. ...Read more

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I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.

I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.

Possible: Try gluten-free oat to see if causes the same symptoms. Even though you may not have the full-blown symptoms,and heart burn is not the usual symptoms in gluten intolerance, it cannot be totally ruled out. Nonetheless it would be a good idea for you to consult a doctor regarding these symptoms. ...Read more

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Getting allergy testing done next week. Since coming off antihistamines I've noticed how extreeeemely itchy my scalp/body is. Using Aveeno (oatmeal) is helping.

Getting allergy testing done next week. Since coming off antihistamines I've noticed how extreeeemely itchy my scalp/body is. Using Aveeno (oatmeal) is helping.

Dry skin: If the allergy skin testing is solely for itching without any nasal , eye. or respiratory symptoms, I believe that the yield is quite low. Your response to Aveeno suggests that dry skin is likely the cause and would recommend that you apply the lotion <3 minutes after bathing (avoid scented soap as well) to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

Yes: Traditionally prepared oatmeal is very healthy food, not instant oatmeal. Take 10 to 15 min to prepare it, add slices of banana, blueberries & strawberries. Organic honey, a teaspoon of organic coconut oil with ground cinnamon can be added & it will make a perfect breakfast together with a cup of black coffee or tea without sugar. Yummy yummy! ...Read more