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Is it possible to be allergic to barley & not be allergic to other grain/oats?
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes
People can be allergic to single grain.

In brief: Yes
People can be allergic to single grain.
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Barley allergy alone
Yes, it's possible.
Each food has some unique proteins that can stimulate an allergy, so you can be allergic to that food alone. We have skin tests for the different grains, so you can find out if it's just barley or other allergies as well. For gluten enteropathy, or celiac disease, the antigen stimulating it is common to wheat rye and barley; the reaction isn't allergic but is immunologic.

In brief: Barley allergy alone
Yes, it's possible.
Each food has some unique proteins that can stimulate an allergy, so you can be allergic to that food alone. We have skin tests for the different grains, so you can find out if it's just barley or other allergies as well. For gluten enteropathy, or celiac disease, the antigen stimulating it is common to wheat rye and barley; the reaction isn't allergic but is immunologic.
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