Wheat Allergy (WA) is a rare allergy which typically presents itself as a food allergy. WA involves an immunologic response, production of IgE antibody, to wheat proteins called gliadins alpha, beta , gamma and w protein subunits. Clinical symptoms depend on the route of exposure (breathing it in while baking, skin contact, or eating it) and may include nasal allergy symptoms, asthma, the spectrum of gastrointestinal symptoms, eczema (atopic dermatitis), hives, and anaphylaxis. The most severe response is exercise aspirin induced anaphylaxis attributed to one omega gliadin that is a relative of the protein that causes celiac disease. Other more common symptoms include nausea, urticaria, atopy. Overall the prevalence of WA may be as high as 0.5% increasing with age.
Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California provides relief from allergies, asthma, sinus problems, chronic cough and other related conditions. Dr. William E. Berger, Dr. Warner W. Carr, Dr. Mark S. Sugar, Dr. Simi Kapoor and Dr. Christina Schwindt together with their staff specialize in allergy and immunology in Southern California.
If you or your child is suffering from a wheat allergy or any other gluten related disorder or any other kind of allergy, call us at (949) 364-2900 to schedule your appointment today. You can also use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule a future appointment.