Skin Prick Test?
Posted 31 May 2004 - 07:49 AM
Posted 31 May 2004 - 09:54 AM
As for your reaction to rice cakes...you may be allergic to rice (although this is not a commen allergy) or you may be sensitive to something in the rice cake (flavorings or contamination by the factory)...to test yourself, try eating plain boiled rice that you make yourself, or baby rice cereal.
yes, you can be both allergic to wheat and a celiac...it is good to know the difference because with celiac disease you need to avoid all gluten , not just wheat. A celiac might test positive on skin testing to wheat if he gets skin reactions to gluten contact. Someone with a wheat allergy only (not celiac disease) will only have temporary (although can be severe) reactions to ingestion, but someone with celiac disease who ingests gluten will trigger all sorts of autoimmune reactions that can have long-lasting and multi-system effects.
I also have significant environmental allergies (dust and mold) and have just started allergy shots after years of misery despite multiple medications. I don't think there is any relation between celiac disease and allergies - they are mediated by different pathways in the immune system.
does this help?
Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:21 PM
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