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Semolina Wheat Allergy
Gluten sensitivities: Wheat or gluten sensitivities include a wide spectrum of presentations from well-defined celiac disease to other vaguely defined conditions like ibs-like symptoms, and problems outside of the gut like gluten ataxia or peripheral neuropathy. Since it is complicated, a good history taken by your physician with supporting tests might me helpful to tell if you have sensitivities or allergy to wheat. ...Read more
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
Many. So...: ...if diagnosed with celiac diease, please read labels carefully and avoid all foods with wheat, barley, rye (includes breads). Explore the gluten-free aisles of your supermarket. Enjoy products made with rice, soy, oats and liberalize fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats. Consider blood testing for tissue transglutaminase antibody to assess whether your diet is truly free of gluten. ...Read more
Avoid wheat: Currently, the only treatment for food allergy is to strictly avoid that particular food. This means reading labels--by law, wheat must be listed on the ingredient list. There is ongoing research evaluating the role of desensitization for food allergies, but this is in clinical trials/experiments and not yet ready for general use. ...Read more
Yes but: A positive reaction only means sensitization and not necessarily a disease condition. This is just like getting a blood cholesterol test- the higher the number, the more likely (but not certainty) that you will have cardiovascular disease. The only definitive way to confirm it is with a food challenge at the allergist's office. ...Read more
Gluten-free diet: If diagnosed with celiac diease, please read labels carefully and avoid all foods with wheat, barley, rye (includes breads). Explore the gluten-free aisles of your supermarket. Enjoy products made with rice, soy, oats and liberalize fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats. Consider blood testing for tissue transglutaminase antibody to assess whether your diet is truly free of gluten. ...Read more
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
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
Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more
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
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
Usual symptoms: Wheat allergy usually starts within 30 min. Of one bite; involves some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomitting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, flushing, itchy skin, hives, chest tightness, wheezing, runny/stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, lightheadedness/low bp. Reaction to wheat could be celiac. See allergist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Could anyone give me a short list of snacks and drinks suitable for a person with a wheat allergy?
Most drinks are fine because only rarely are any cereals added to beverages.
As for snacks, you need to look for "gluten free". You can find them in groceries and health food stores in sections geared towards patients with celiac disease. Popcorn, rice cakes, potato chips, corn tortillas are some examples. ...Read more
Is there a relation between having a wheat allergy and having a mosquito allergy, have they got anything to do each other?
Wheat and mosquitos: No but being allergic to boh means that you are born to overreact dtdo environmental stimulii. This is termed atopy or allergy. ...Read more
Can you tell me in wheat intolerance diet potato has been included where as in wheat allergy diet it has been avoided. Why?
No reason: In both cases potato can be included. There is no relation of potato to wheat. Potato is not a grain. ...Read more
Having wheat allergy... Detect approx 6 yrs back then ttg was 185 and right now it is 118 and height, weight, hb are normal now. Does it curable.?
Yes and no: The tendency to become allergic does run in families. However, you do not inherit the allergies of a parent like you would eye color or other similar traits. Those who develop celiac disease (of which wheat is a trigger) most of those affected fall into certain inherited tissue types, but not all. Not all with those tissue types develop celiac disease. ...Read more
Can't tell: Allergy blood tests (rasts) are often ranked by class 1, class 2 and so forth, usually up to 6. This reflects the amount of allergic antibody present. However, many other things go into determining whether you will react when eating the food, or how severe the reaction will be. Predicting the severity of the reaction depends on your history, and may require a food challenge. ...Read more
Celiac disease diet: Have you been diagnosed with celiac diease? If so, please read labels carefully and avoid all foods with wheat, barley, rye. Explore the gluten-free aisles of your supermarket. Enjoy products made with rice, soy, oats and liberalize fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats. Consider blood testing for tissue transglutaminase antibody to assess whether your diet is truly free of gluten. ...Read more
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