How do medications treat wheat allergies?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

As with any food allergies, the most effective treatment is complete avoidance of foods that contain wheat. This can be challenging, since many packaged foods contain wheat. Close reading of food labels is essential. Antihistamines treat wheat allergies by treating the symptoms only after exposure occurs. For those at risk of anaphylaxis, carrying emergency doses of epinephrine (adrenaline) at all times may be necessary. Anaphylaxis always requires immediate emergency care, even after taking an antihistamine or epinephrine.

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