Wheat allergies cause the body to react negatively toward wheat protein. When an individual eats wheat products the immune system creates antibodies that attack those wheat proteins. Those antibodies cause an allergic reaction in the body that can range from slight to severe. The symptoms of an allergic reaction can affect the mouth, throat, digestive system, and eyes, causing rashes, irritation, and swelling.
- Q Why has there been an increase in food allergies?
- Q How do I know if a food contains wheat?
- Q Is there a difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?
- Q How do food allergies affect skin?
- Q How is baker's asthma related to wheat allergies?
- Q How serious are food allergies?