Diseases Allergy

How To Know If You Have An Allergy To Wheat

Published at 03/02/2012 14:00:20


Wheat is the major constituent in the diet, and it is used by very many people around  the world. In fact, nearly all foods have an ingredient of wheat. Despite the fact that this nutritious type of food is very common, it has severe effects for some people. These effects would be termed as wheat allergies. Along with tree nuts, peanuts, fish, milk, eggs, soy and shellfish, wheat has been proven in studies to be in the top eight of all allergens. Whenever you want to know whether you have allergy to wheat, it is good if you are sufficiently informed. There are various symptoms that present with wheat allergy and others which come about due to wheat intolerance. Below are various steps you can identify whether or not you have an allergy to wheat.

Step 1

Just like most allergies, perhaps the first step you would know if you have an allergy to wheat is looking out for skin rashes. Anytime you consume a product with wheat as an ingredient and you start having skin rashes, then it would be a good idea to visit your doctor for evaluation.

Step 2

Vomiting and nausea are also symptoms you would experience whenever you have an allergy to wheat. These two symptoms would occur a few minutes after eating wheat products or even immediately.

Step 3

Did you know that allergy to wheat would present with muscle aches and joint pains? Well that is very true. Whenever you eat wheat product and afterwards, you feel pain in your joints or even around muscles, then there’s a possibility you are suffering from wheat allergy.

Step 4

Sneezing is another symptom that cannot be underrated when talking about allergy to wheat. If you ever notice you are sneezing more than normal especially when you get in contact with wheat then you might be a victim of wheat allergy.

Step 5

Have you ever taken a wheat product and noticed your tongue is swelling? Have you ever taken the same and noticed your throat swell too? If you have ever experienced these two symptoms, then be certain you have an allergy to wheat.

Step 6

Unexplained coughs as well as unexplained running nose are also possible symptoms you might experience whenever you have an allergy to wheat.

Step 7

Organs such as the eyes would definitely deserve a consideration when looking at allergy to wheat. Just like most allergies, this allergy of wheat does present with watery and itchy eyes. Whenever you consume a wheat product and you experience these symptoms, it is advisable you take a step and visit your doctor for evaluation.

Some more information

Other possible symptoms you would consider checking when you want to know you have an allergy to wheat are arthritis, chest pains, bloated stomach, diarrhea, a feeling of faint or dizziness, eczema and palpitations.


So far wheat has affected many people around the world. The most affected group, however, is children. According to studies, the exact cure for this allergy hasn’t been identified yet. It is, therefore, a good idea to manage your allergy to wheat. You can do so by avoiding it or by being prepared for any future reactions that might come along. There are also other alternatives you can consider like corn, millet, and oats among others in place of wheat.