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Doctor insights on: Wheat Allergy Vs Gluten Intolerance

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Wheat intolerence and gluten intolerence, is there a difference?

Wheat intolerence and gluten intolerence, is there a difference?

Wheat and Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. You could possibly have a reaction to wheat, but not other gluten- containing grains. The exact meaning of "Intolerance" is not clear, so I can't be certain what you mean by that. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

No: Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem with inability to break down complex milk sugars into simple sugars that are easy to absorb. Milk allergy is an ige mediated disease, usually manifest in children, with skin symptoms like hives and eczema, respiratory symptoms like asthma and rarely anaphylactic reactions. ...Read more

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Is wheat allergy genetic?

Is wheat allergy genetic?

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

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Difference between lactose intolerance and milk allergy?

Milk issues: Milk allergy causes hives, swelling of soft tissues such as lips and tongue, shortness of breath and in extreme cases anaphylactic reactions, it may also cause severe abdominal cramps. The effects are immediate after milk ingestion. While lactose intolerance can cause gas and bloating 1-2 hours after ingestion of dairy products and sometimes diarrhea. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of wheat allergy different that gluten allergy?

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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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Which food contains gluten and wheat ?

Which food contains gluten and wheat ?

Gluten: Gluten is in wheat, barley, and rye. Therefore, it is in any foods or drinks that use these as ingredients. Some foods are pretty obvious like typical breads, pizza, pasta, cakes, and cookies. You need to be aware that gluten is in most beers, soy sauce, and many sauces. Anything breaded typically has gluten. ...Read more

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Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more

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What causes your gluten intolerance/antibody reaction to gluten?

What causes your gluten intolerance/antibody reaction to gluten?

Unknown: There is a genetic subgroup of the population that was a higher tendency but it can happen to anyone. Why the immune system decides to react to gluten as if it were a germ is unclear.Why the antibodies it forms decides to attack the intestine or other tissues in some is also unclear, but similar to what occurs in rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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Tomato allergy or intolerance possible?

Tomato allergy or intolerance possible?

Yes: Both are possible. You can get an ige blood test to see if you are allergic. It is available from immunocap at quest labs. Intolerance is often related to the acid content of tomatoes. ...Read more

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Peanut vs hazelnut allergy--same cause?

Peanut vs hazelnut allergy--same cause?

Nuts are different: Peanuts and hazelnuts are not the same. Peanuts are a legume and hazelnuts are tree nuts. If you are allergic to one, you will not necessarily be allergic to the other, but if you have several food allergies involving nuts, hazelnut and peanut should both be part of your skin test or blood test evaluation ...Read more

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Why is gluten intolerence called celiac disease?

Why is gluten intolerence called celiac disease?

Because it causes: Celiac disease is autoimmune disorder of small intestines that occurs in genetically predisposed individuals of all ages.It is caused by a reaction to gluten a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. That's why it is called gluten intolerance.Once the source of gluten, that is diet free from wheat, rye and barley is introduced the symptoms get better. ...Read more

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How to check for lactose intolerance and gluten allergy?

How to check for lactose intolerance and gluten allergy?

Depends: Lactose intolerance is mostly a clinical diagnosis--usually leads to GI symptoms after eating foods containing lactose (dairy). Biopsy of the intestine can confirm the diagnosis as well. Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) can be screened for with blood tests, and the confirmatory test is also a biopsy of the intestine. It's important that these tests be done while you're on a regular diet. ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease different?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease different?

Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. ...Read more

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Gluten or lactose intolerance relief, what to do?

Avoid the material: Processed foods are required to show the content on the information contained on the product packaging. Learn to read labels and avoid the products that contain either. Over time your system should heal and the symptoms subside. ...Read more

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Is gluten synonymous with wheat?

Is gluten synonymous with wheat?

No: Gluten is a protein found in wheat- also found in rye and barley. Its not synonymous with wheat but is a component of wheat that is avoided in people with allergy to wheat or celiac disease- an autoimmune disease to gluten. ...Read more

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Docs, could a person both have gluten intolerance and wheat allergy?

Docs, could a person both have gluten intolerance and wheat allergy?

Yes: Gluten is a protein that can be found in several different grains. Wheat allergy would suggest a specific reaction to at least one of many wheat specific proteins.While gluten is a protein present in wheat, it is not the only one. ...Read more

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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


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