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 Are wheat allergies life-threatening?
- Q Are wheat allergies serious?
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- Q Why has there been an increase in food allergies?
- Q How do I know if a food contains wheat?
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