wheat allergy

Posted on: Sun, 07/06/2008 - 11:02am
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We recently found out that our six year old PA/TNA son is also borderline allergic to wheat, oats and strawberries. We were told to avoid these for a month to see if it helps him with his itchiness all over his body, bright red ears sometimes and hyperactivity. Although we do not have to be gluten-free, avoiding wheat is still difficult because it is in so many things (and he is a carbo-o-holic!). Anyway, does anyone else need to avoid wheat? Are Rice Krispies, Corn Chex and Frosted Flakes okay? What are some good websites with info. or for ordering products? Avoiding strawberries and oats are not as difficult as wheat. Thanks so much.

Posted on: Tue, 03/24/2009 - 1:29pm
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Good luck! My 3 y.o. WAS wheat/milk/egg allergic when she was about six months to two years old. Thank goodness she outgrew those! Wheat was really difficult to avoid. She ate a LOT of plain Cheerios. :) And your is allergic to oats, too! Make sure you find out the other names for all of those in ingredient lists.
Now she is allergic to PA, TNA, Shellfish, cats and dogs. She also had this mild rash almost CONSTANTLY. We had her skin-prick tested and found out dust mites, cottonseed oil, and sunflower oil, too. We have worked SO HARD for the last two weeks eliminating those and she is SO MUCH BETTER. She also started hydroxozine(?), but just at night. So, even though these little naggy allergies are the most annoying, they do make a big difference. I know she was crankier because of her itchiness. :( Poor baby! But I've put all my energy into keeping her safe from peanuts, that the mild hives were less of a concern, I guess. Good luck!

Posted on: Wed, 07/29/2009 - 5:39am
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Hi, I just learned today that I have a mild wheat allergy.
Recently my lip has been swelling up after eating certain foods, for example sprouted wheat bread.
I also have a mild peanut allergy.
I posted a thread here with the full story if you are interested.
http://www.peanutallergy.com/boards/general-discussion/main-discussion-b...
I am planning on speaking to my doctor for advice next week, but as far as I know my condition is not life threatening, I would just like to learn what to do to avoid it getting worse.

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