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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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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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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 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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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

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Doctors, what are the physical symptoms of wheat allergy?

Doctors, what are the physical symptoms of wheat allergy?

Allergy symptoms: ?Swelling, itching or irritation of the mouth or throat. ?Hives, itchy rash or swelling of the skin. ?Nasal congestion. ?Headache. ?Itchy, watery eyes. ?Difficulty breathing. ?Cramps, nausea or vomiting. ?Diarrhea. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of wheat allergy different that gluten allergy?

Are symptoms of wheat allergy different that gluten allergy?

Completely different: All ige-medited food allergies have the same symptoms, oral itching and hives if ingestion, progressing to anaphylaxis if large volume ingestion. Gluten intolerance in celiac disease causes an inflammatory bowel disease and in about 15% a blistering rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. ...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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Can one part of your digestive tract have a food allergy while the rest shows no damage? Could your Colon have a wheat allergy but no sign elsewhere?

Can one part of your digestive tract have a food allergy while the rest shows no damage? Could your Colon have a wheat allergy but no sign elsewhere?

Yes: Food allergies and intolerances can present in different ways and involve different parts of the body in different ways. Some people will experience stomach or esophageal symptoms while others will have intestinal problems. ...Read more

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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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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 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?

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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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

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