Wheat Hypersensitivity

Below you will find more information about Wheat Hypersensitivity from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Wheat Hypersensitivity it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Wheat Hypersensitivity and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Wheat Hypersensitivity comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.


Wheat Hypersensitivity otherwise known as the Wheat allergy is a kind of food allergy which involves IgE and mast cell response.


Diagnosis of wheat hypersensitivity include simple tests like skin prick test and other allergy tests which include hydrolysate proteins for other antigens (Matsuo H, Morita E, Tatham AS, Morimoto K, Horikawa T, Osuna H, Ikezawa Z, Kaneko S, Kohno K, and Dekio S. (2004). "Identification of the IgE-binding epitope in omega-5 gliadin, a major allergen in wheat-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis.". J Biol Chem. 279 (13): 12135-12140).


Treatment includes diet which avoids cereals grasses with related glutens such as rye and barley and awareness to oat brands which includes wheat.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes eczema or atopic dermatitis, hives or the urticaria, ashtma, allergic rhinitis angioedema, abdominal cramps. For some symptoms may include anaphylactic shock, arthritis, bloated stomach, chest pains, depression or mood swings, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, joint muscle aches and pains, nausea, vomiting, psoriasis and even irritable bowel syndrome.


Like any other allergy it may be caused by exposure and contact to the source either to through consumption or inhalation of seeds and dust particles of wheat as in the case of occupational disease..

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