Can a baker have a wheat allergy?

What is a wheat allergy?

There are different Forms of wheat allergy. In contrast to the wheat pollen allergy, it is not the grain pollen that triggers the wheat allergy, but the proteins in the wheat. Especially in the Childhood Wheat is one of the main allergens, whereby the wheat allergy usually disappears by the time you start school. At Adult One rather finds a permanent wheat allergy that only occurs in connection with physical exertion (WDEIA) or in the form of baker's asthma, which is triggered by inhaling the allergens in wheat flour.

Symptoms of wheat allergy

Symptoms of wheat allergy

The wheat allergy is particularly evident from the symptoms on the skin and in reactions in the field of respiratory tract, often immediately after a meal. But so Indigestionthat occur with a time delay are possible.

Possible symptoms:

  • in the mouth, nose, eyes and throat due to swelling, itching or a scratchy sensation
  • on the skin due to atopic eczema, urticaria (hives)
  • in the lungs from shortness of breath, asthma, baker's asthma
  • in the gastrointestinal tract from cramps, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, diarrhea

Diagnosis of wheat allergy

As with other allergies, you should first use it Complaint diary the symptoms of wheat allergy are recorded. Then follows the Test for specific IgE antibodies and the Skin prick test. If the symptoms are similar to those of celiac disease - i.e. Symptoms such as abdominal cramps, diarrhea or nausea after eating wheat - it is important to rule out celiac disease beforehand. In order not to falsify the diagnosis, you should not switch your diet to wheat-free or gluten-free until the diagnosis is made.

Wheat allergy therapy

The therapy consists primarily of oneDiet change. After the allergist has clearly established that there is a wheat allergy, wheat and related grains must be removed from the menu. It should be noted that in many processedFood wheat hides in which one would not suspect it. Rye bread can also contain wheat. Gluten-free products are not to be equated with wheat-free products, as they can contain gluten-free wheat starch, which is unsuitable for allergy sufferers. In this context, Schär offers a large selection of wheat-free products. However, you should always do this before buyingRead label orask the sales staff exactly.

In order to ensure a balanced diet despite a change in diet and to get to know alternatives for cooking and baking, it is an individual one Nutritional advice makes sense.


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