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How do you test for wheat allergy?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Wheat allergy

Wheat allergy can be diagnosed with a skin prick test, a blood test such as immunocap, or an elimination/challenge test.
The best thing to do is to see an allergy/immunology specialist. The immunocap blood test can be ordered by your primary care doctor.

In brief: Wheat allergy

Wheat allergy can be diagnosed with a skin prick test, a blood test such as immunocap, or an elimination/challenge test.
The best thing to do is to see an allergy/immunology specialist. The immunocap blood test can be ordered by your primary care doctor.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Gluten intolerance?

Gluten intolerance (celiac sprue) is a true allergy to the proteins in wheat and other grains (rye, barley, spelt, +/- oats).
Causes inflammation and thinning of intestinal villi (folds for absorption of nutrients). Can cause diarrhea, cramps, growth retardation, and a host of other problems. Treated by exclusion of offending foods. Tested by blood tests, and confirmed with small bowel biopsy.

In brief: Gluten intolerance?

Gluten intolerance (celiac sprue) is a true allergy to the proteins in wheat and other grains (rye, barley, spelt, +/- oats).
Causes inflammation and thinning of intestinal villi (folds for absorption of nutrients). Can cause diarrhea, cramps, growth retardation, and a host of other problems. Treated by exclusion of offending foods. Tested by blood tests, and confirmed with small bowel biopsy.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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