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Wheat Allergy

A wheat allergy is an allergic reaction that occurs when food containing wheat is eaten, for example bread, cakes, beer, etc.. If you have a wheat allergy, your immune system mistakes these foods containing wheat as harmful, which causes your immune system to react adversely and trigger a chain of events and symptoms.

Allergic reactions to wheat and other cereals are most common in infants and usually resolve within the first few years of life. If you have a food allergy, eating a tiny amount of the offending food can cause a severe reaction, often within minutes, and can be life-threatening. A standard blood or skin-prick test can tell you if you have a wheat allergy, but cannot show whether you have wheat intolerance or not.

Q&A

What Symptoms Should I Look Out For?

Symptoms may include:

  • Itching
  • Irritation or swelling around the mouth or throat
  • An outbreak of a rash or hives on the skin
  • Watering or itching of eyes
  • Stuffy nose or problems breathing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhoea
  • Anaphylaxis

What should I do if I suspect that I have a wheat allergy?

It is recommended to visit your GP to diagnose the allergy. Following from that, a visit with a dietitian will help you to manage your diet long-term.

How Can Spectrum Nutrition Help?

Complete avoidance of wheat is the primary treatment for a wheat allergy. As wheat can be found in almost anything – from sausages to ice cream - excluding wheat from your diet entirely can be quite a challenge. Our Dietitians have the relevant expertise and knowledge to help you overcome this challenge; and will provide you with the necessary guidance and advice to ensure you adhere to a wheat free diet.

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