Southwest Allergy & Asthma Center



6100 Windcom Court,
Suite 101
Plano, Texas 75093

Serving: Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Carrollton, Richardson, Lewisville, Garland, Dallas, The Colony, Addison, Coppell, Little Elm, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 398 - 3500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

In the Texoma Medical Plaza adjacent to the new Texoma Medical Center
5012 South US HWY 75,
Suite 150
Denison, Texas 75020

Serving: Denison, Sherman, Bonham, Gainesville, Pottsboro, Van Alstyne, McKinney, Prosper, Durant (OK) and Madill (OK)

(903) 463 - 8400Telephone:
(903) 463 - 8500FAX:

7785 Eldorado Pkwy,
Suite 500
McKinney, Texas 75070

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 542 - 0500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

In Twin Creeks Medical Center Two
1101 Raintree Cir,
Suite 140
Allen, Texas 75013

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(469) 656 - 1057Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

12950 Dallas Pkwy,
Suite 700
Frisco, Texas 75033

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 569 - 8500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

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Wheat Allergy

What is a wheat allergy?

Wheat allergy is an abnormal immune reaction to the proteins found in wheat.

Is wheat allergy common?

Wheat allergy is a relatively common food allergy in young children and usually presents in infancy. Approximately 0.4% of children will be allergic to wheat.

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to wheat?

Classic allergic reactions usually include a red, itchy rash called hives that occurs within minutes of ingesting foods containing wheat. Hives can progress to or occur as part of a more serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that may include any of the following symptoms: wheezing or other breathing problems; vomiting, diarrhea or stomach cramps; face, mouth, or throat swelling; or signs of shock, including low blood pressure, dizziness, and passing out.

Many individuals who are wheat allergic may have worsening of their eczema several hours to days after ingesting wheat products.

Some wheat allergic individuals are sensitive to glutens and can have allergic reactions in association with exercise. These individuals can also have reactions to other grains that contain gluten (rye, oat, barley) due to cross-reactivity.

Do people outgrow wheat allergy?

About 80% of children will have resolution of their wheat allergy by school age. People with exercise-induced allergic reactions to gluten may always have the condition.

Many foods contain wheat, what things should I avoid?

If you are allergic to wheat, you should avoid the following: bran; bread crumbs; bulgur; couscous; cracker meal; durum; einkorn; emmer; farina; flour; gluten; kamut; malt; matzoh; seitan; semolina; spelt; triticale; wheat germ; wheat sprouts; wheat grass; wheat berries

*Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, soy sauce, vegetable starches, and surimi may contain wheat protein

How and when can I reintroduce wheat to my child?

Although most types of wheat allergy will resolve with time, you should consult with your physician regarding when and how to reintroduce wheat into your child’s diet. Your physician may use skin or blood tests to determine when it is safe to reintroduce wheat into the diet.

Is it safe to breast-feed my child?

Breast-feeding is generally safe in children with wheat allergy if the mother avoids foods containing wheat products.