Thankfully, the health community and the general population is starting to develop a working understanding of wheat allergy symptoms, reactions, and treatments. If you think you might be dealing with a wheat allergy, the first step in a diagnosis is to understand what the related symptoms and reactions are to ingesting wheat. We will cover a few in this post.
Common Symptoms and Reactions:
- Skin rash or appearance of hives
- Nasal congestion, sneezing or runny nose
- Painful stomach cramps
- Bowel discomfort, diarrhea
- Vomiting or general nausea
Wheat allergies, much like any other form of food allergy, are immune system conditions that allow the body to become overly sensitive to wheat exposure. If you are experiencing regular symptoms from the list on this page, it would behoove you to seek out professional medical care. Allergy testing for a wheat allergy is an excellent route to follow to get decisive information about whether you could be allergic to wheat.
It is important to understand that wheat allergies and celiac disease share many symptoms and reactions, but are entirely distinct conditions. Celiac disease is a condition that, until recently, was hardly understood. It is an autoimmune disorder, whereas an allergy to wheat is less severe. Not only was the diagnosis of these two conditions rarely accomplished quickly, but treatments and diet plans were not always so commonly available.
Related: Is Celiac Disease Hereditary?
Thankfully, today if you are suffering from a wheat allergy or actually have celiac disease, awareness is growing. While nearly two-thirds of individuals suffering from wheat allergies are children who eventually outgrow the allergy, it definitely does affect adults. There’s no reason to suffer the discomfort that comes from food allergies, especially when so many diet choices are available with the modern diet options available today.