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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Wheat Allergy (Overview)

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.


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What causes wheat allergies?

What causes wheat allergies?

Wheat allergy: This is a genetic condition and allergies run in families. Sometimes what you become allergic to is influenced by what you are fed or exposed to as an infant. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
69 doctors shared insights

Wheat Allergy (Overview)

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.


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My one year old child has anti transglutaminas IgG is positive what does it mean ? Has he a wheat allergy?

My one year old child  has anti transglutaminas IgG is positive what does it mean ? Has he a wheat allergy?

Pedia consult: May be. To rule out celiac disease as well. Kiondly see a pediatrician for you baby. Address it as early as possible. Be blessed. Drbelga. ...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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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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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 can help me get rid of wheat allergy?

What can help me get rid of wheat allergy?

Wheat: Many times a food allergy can remain for life but sometimes they will improve or stop as one gets older. No sure fire treatment to help except symptomatically though some foods improve with oral desensitization (eggs). ...Read more

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I am suffering from gluten allergy? Prevention n effects of wheat allergy?

Celiac disease: I presume your doctor has diagnosed you with celiac disease. This occurs in people with certain genes and it is not technically an allergy, because the antibody made to gluten is IgA type, and allergy antibodies are ige type. The reaction is not preventable, but avoidance of gluten means the antibodies don't cause inflammation and the illness stops. So far, it's the best treatment. ...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