Wheat Allergy

Wheat allergy refers to the allergy to food items that contain wheat. This type of allergy is one of the most common food allergies that hound children. Food items such as beer, breads, cakes, cereals, pasta, soy sauce and ketchup contain varying amounts of wheat. While it is not common among adolescents and adults, it may develop among infants and toddlers, who tend to outgrow it when they grow old.

Wheat allergy might set in when the immune system of the body mistakes the proteins found in wheat for harmful substance and releases antibodies to protect it from toxic substances, bacteria or viruses. As a result, whenever someone allergic to wheat consumes it accidentally, the body launches an attack against it, thereby triggering an allergic reaction.