Wheat Allergy

by Sharon Hopkins


Wheat is most important grain in almost all cuisines around the world. However, wheat allergies were rare. This trend is changing; people are suffering from the proteins found in wheat. Wheat allergy is found to be one of the most common allergies today.

Wheat allergy might not exactly because of the protein in wheat, sometimes it might just be because of the sticky protein gluten that is present in wheat, if it sticks to the intestines. However, gluten allergy should not be treated as wheat allergy; it is because the body is unable to digest the protein gluten in body.

Though many suffer from wheat reaction most affected by wheat allergy are children. There are cases where adults too are suffering from wheat. Wheat allergy symptoms are common to almost all the allergic symptoms produced by other foods. Wheat allergy symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, swelling, eating, irritation, congestion, hives, etc.

It is very rare that the wheat allergy is severe. Most of the times, allergy comes and goes. However, if wheat allergy is extremely irritating, it is better to avoid wheat altogether. You can try out other foods which provide you with similar nutrition. If your child has wheat allergy it would be better if you avoid giving him foods what have wheat in it.

It is better to check ingredients of products before buying them so that you will not be susceptible to wheat allergies. In case of your child with wheat allergies it is always better to notify his school and all those around him regarding the allergy. This will help in occurrences of nasty events. You can also educate your child regarding the allergy.

Like most allergies, epinephrine injections help in getting control over severe symptoms of wheat allergies. You should administer a dose of this injection immediately after you start feeling immediate symptoms like dizziness or shortness of breath, you can also instruct someone else to give you this dose.

Wheat allergy can be avoided completely, you can also try and find a permanent remedy if you want to avoid this allergy. In case of your children even mildest of allergy towards anything should be immediately brought to the notice of your doctor so that he can take further tests and find out the real problem. Many a times over the counter drugs might help in getting control over this allergy, you can also ask your doctor regarding the medicines.


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