I have a wheat allergy what can I eat?

If you have a wheat allergy specifically, you may still be able to enjoy barley, oats, and rye. These are grains that do not contain any wheat protein but do contain gluten. Some people are able to safely eat these gluten filled products as long as they avoid wheat.

Another popular question is “How can I Manage my Wheat allergy?”.

The best way to manage your wheat allergy is to avoid any and all forms of wheat and wheat by-products. If after some time you feel you would like to test and see if you are still allergic to wheat, consult your doctor and ask about doing a challenge test to gauge your reaction under the supervision of your doctor.

What are the treatments for a wheat allergy?

Avoiding wheat is the primary treatment for wheat allergy, but that isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Wheat is found in many foods, including some you might not suspect, such as soy sauce, ice cream and hot dogs. Medications may be necessary to manage allergic reactions if you accidentally eat wheat.

Can you be allergic to barley if you eat wheat?

If you have wheat allergy, it’s possible you might also be allergic to barley, oats and rye. Unless you’re allergic to grains other than wheat, though, the recommended wheat-free diet is less restrictive than a gluten-free diet. Some people with wheat allergy develop symptoms only if they exercise within a few hours after eating wheat.

Should I Go gluten-free if I have a wheat allergy?

People with wheat allergy often only need to stay away from wheat and can eat the other grains. So following a gluten-free diet may be limiting. But gluten-free foods should be safe for people with wheat allergy. Always read the ingredient list to double check.