People with a wheat allergy have an abnormal immune system response to at least one of the proteins that exist in wheat. Exposure to wheat can lead to breathing difficulties, nausea, bloated stomach, and an inability to focus.
Some people have an allergic reaction when they inhale wheat flour, while in others, eating it triggers symptoms. An allergic reaction can occur within minutes or in hours.

Fast facts on Wheat Allergy
  • An allergy happens when a particular substance has an unusual reaction to human body
  • Wheat contain several chemicals, each one of which may cause reaction in some people
  • The best way to avoid wheat allergy is to avoid foods that contain wheat
  • A mild allergy may lead to nasal congestion and discomfort while a severe reaction may lead to life-threatening situations.
Affected age group

















65 & older



Symptoms of Wheat Allergy
  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Asthma
  • Swelling
  • Watery eyes
  • Bloated stomach
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Watery itchy eyes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Itching of mouth/throat
  • Itchy rash/swelling on skin
Worse effects
  • Atopy
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Nasal allergy
Diet tips for wheat allergy
  • Have gluten free bread
  • Have wheat free diet like rice, oats, corn, rye, and barley
  • Have flours containing combinations of chickpea, corn, millet

To seek guidance on how to treat the disease through natural remedies, consult Dietitian Harpreet on 8728914242