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Might I have a wheat intolerance/allergy? How would I be able to tell?

Might I have a wheat intolerance/allergy? How would I be able to tell?

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

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How would I get tested for an allergy to wheat?

How would I get tested for an allergy to wheat?

Depends on symptoms: An allergist can help you figure out what tests are best depending on your symptoms. There are many kinds of wheat reactions: allergy, gluten intolerance, and other wheat intolerances. Different tests are used for each. Most are blood tests, but sometimes a wheat challenge is necessary to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat a wheat and corn allergy?

Is there a way to treat a wheat and corn allergy?

Avoidance: Avoiding the foods to which you are allergic is still the best treatment. Studies are underway with oral desensitization, but this technique is not ready yet for generalized use. Sometimes a food challenge in a doctor's office can confirm if you are truly allergic to these foods. Allergy tests for foods often produce false positive reactions. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have a severe allergy to wheat?

What can I eat if I have a severe allergy to wheat?

Not wheat: If one has an allergy the wheat, as evidenced by appropriate history and confirmed by skin testing / blood testing, then wheat must be avoided. The food allergy network is a resource that can suggests alternatives to wheat and wheat free preparation of food. Checking with a nutritionist, familiar with food allergy, may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What are wheat and dairy allergy symptoms in adults?

What are wheat and dairy allergy symptoms in adults?

Just like any other: Food allergy symptoms vary ranging from hives, swelling, nasal congestion and even asthma. When severe, it leads to anaphylaxis (a life-threatening reaction). Usually one has gastrointestinal upset (vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain) and/or hives along with the reaction. Wheat and dairy allergy are no exceptions except that with dairy allergy, 3/4 of the people can tolerate the cooked product ...Read more

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I have a mild allergy to wheat; can I still eat it sometimes?

I have a mild allergy to wheat; can I still eat it sometimes?

No: If it is a true allergy then no. But if it's a sensitivity then small amounts may be tolerated. Speak with your allergist. ...Read more

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Symptoms of an allergy to wheat include what problems usually?

Symptoms of an allergy to wheat include what problems usually?

Wheat allergies comp: Anemia from inability to absorb iron. Vitamin deficiency. Tiredness. Get your physician to check for markers for this first. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to wheat. How many people out there has this allergy?

I have an allergy to wheat. How many people out there has this allergy?

Common: It is one of the more common food allergies, including milk, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, fish and shellfish. ...Read more

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What is the harm of eating wheat if you tested positive for a mild grain allergy?

What is the harm of eating wheat if you tested positive for a mild grain allergy?

Define mild: If eating it doesn't bother you, then you should be fine. If by "mild allergy" you mean a low level of antibody on a blood test, then the test may very well be a false positive. ...Read more

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If someone has an allergy to gluten/grains, what occurs when they eat wheat anyway?

If someone has an allergy to gluten/grains, what occurs when they eat wheat anyway?

Gluten exposure: With celiac diease, consuming food/drink with gluten (wheat, barley, rye) cause inflammation in small bowel lining with resulting diarrhea, anemia, risk of small bowel lymphoma. Instead, enjoy products from rice, soy, oats. Liberalize fresh fruits & 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

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What are symptoms of wheat allergy?

What are symptoms of 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

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What can be done for a wheat allergy?

What can be done for a wheat allergy?

Wheat Allergy: Is it a true wheat allergy or is it celiac disease aka gluten intolerance? You should see an allergy or gastroenterology specialist for full diagnosis and then a plan of treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a wheat allergy?

What are symptoms of a wheat allergy?

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

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Is a category 1 wheat allergy dangerous?

Is a category 1 wheat allergy dangerous?

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

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What are the symptoms of a wheat allergy?

What are the symptoms of a wheat allergy?

Wheat: Usually it causes irritable bowel symtoms but I have have seen it aggrevate asthma occasionally and even affect skin allergies or nervous system problems. ...Read more

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What foods can you eat with wheat allergy?

What foods can you eat with wheat allergy?

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

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How do I adjust my life to a wheat allergy?

How do I adjust my life to a wheat allergy?

Wheat free: Wheat free diets can be challenging. If a patient is having a very difficult time adjusting their diet, then seeing a nutritionist can be helpful. The food allergy network has some great resources as well for various food avoidance regimens. ...Read more

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What do you eat if you have a wheat allergy?

What do you eat if you have a wheat allergy?

Avoid wheat: If one has ige allergy to wheat then wheat must be avoided. If one is discussing wheat sensitivity related to celiac disease then all grains must be avoided. If avoiding wheat and /or grains is causing a problem then a nutritionist can be helpful. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have a wheat allergy?

How can you know if you have a wheat allergy?

Get Tested: There are different types of wheat allergy and you may have an intolerance. Differentiating between these can be done with skin and blood tests performed by a board certified allergist. Wheat allergies can be severely limiting on the diet and potentially fatal if anaphylactic in nature. I recommend getting evaluated to determine if there is an allergy. ...Read more

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How do I safely test if I have a wheat allergy?

How do I safely test if I have a wheat allergy?

Skin or blood tests: Wheat allergy, as with most food allergies, can be tested for with a blood test looking for antibodies to food proteins. A allergist can also do skin tests for various food allergies. Celiac disease (gluten allergy) can be tested for with special blood tests (the genetic markers can be found). Gastrointestinal doctors can do a small intestine biopsy, if needed, to help diagnose celiac disease. ...Read more

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How did I know I have allergy to wheat or gluten?

Wheat/Gluten Allergy: You see an allergist and ask for specific skin or blood testing to determine if you carry the allergic antibody to either of these. Whether you have a reaction to them is a different story. Testing is the first step...As is a good history. ...Read more

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How do I know I have allergy to wheat or to gluten?

Allergy testing: See an allergist for testing. Celiac disease is commonly diagnosed with blood work or at times endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are more subtle symptoms of mild wheat allergy?

What are more subtle symptoms of mild wheat allergy?

None: There are no symptoms with "mild" wheat allergy. If you have significant wheat allergy you will get oral itching with wheat ingestion and possibly get hives or anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Is drowsiness a symptom of wheat intolerance/allergy?

Is drowsiness a symptom of wheat intolerance/allergy?

Allergy: Never heard or seen that. However, everything is possible in the field of Medicine. It appears unlikely though. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what to do if I have wheat allergy?

I'm curious as to what to do if I have wheat allergy?

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

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Can you tell me is it possible I have a wheat allergy?

Can you tell me is it possible I have a wheat allergy?

Possible...but...: Wheat is composed of many separate proteins and other molecules. A person can become allergic to any of these proteins and develop hives or worse. Some react to the gluten proteins by forming antibodies as if it were a germ & these antibodies damage gut tissue. This is not allergy but celiac disease. The different reactions can be confirmed by special tests your doc can order. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: wheat allergy?

What is the definition or description of: wheat allergy?

Wheat Allergy: 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 after ingestion or contact. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the physical symptoms of wheat allergy?

Can you tell me which are the physical symptoms of 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