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Test Results: Gluten Intolerance Vs. Wheat Allergy

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My daughter was diagnosed as gluten intolerant when she was 12 months old. She was given a battery of tests on blood work for determining food allergies. Her results were a 0.07 for a gluten allergy which was flagged on the lab results as an allergy and a >0.05 for a wheat allergy which was written up as negative on the lab results. I thought that if you had a gluten allergy, then you also had a wheat allergy. Is this lab result possible? The reason for my question is that I would like to know if I can give her foods containing wheat only. It would really open up her choices of foods.

She does have the signs and symptoms (irritability, constipation, bloating, rash) of a gluten intolerance and all signs and symptoms have been treated completely with a gluten free diet.

Any advice and/or comments would be appreciated. Thank you. :D

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You can't give her wheat if she has gluten intolerance. I've never really heard of a gluten allergy?? Has she ever been tested for celiac or gluten intolerance? It cant be tested for in allergy tests. If she's reacting to gluten then she's also reacting to wheat wether the allergy test says it or not. Gluten Intolerance is autoimmune not an allergy so those tests wouldnt necessarily be positive even if she had celiac.

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Yes, you can be gluten intolerant without having a wheat allergy. An allergy is a different reaction, and the test is for different markers.

This means that

1) your dd cannot have any gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats)

2) she does not have a wheat allergy, which would imply a separate set of symptoms

3) she CANNOT eat wheat, because of the gluten intolerance.

Hope this helps,

Merika

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Yes, you can be gluten intolerant without having a wheat allergy. An allergy is a different reaction, and the test is for different markers.

This means that

1) your dd cannot have any gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats)

2) she does not have a wheat allergy, which would imply a separate set of symptoms

3) she CANNOT eat wheat, because of the gluten intolerance.

Hope this helps,

Merika

Thank you so much. This really clears up what many were not able to put into words. This helps a lot. Thank you.

You can't give her wheat if she has gluten intolerance. I've never really heard of a gluten allergy?? Has she ever been tested for celiac or gluten intolerance? It cant be tested for in allergy tests. If she's reacting to gluten then she's also reacting to wheat wether the allergy test says it or not. Gluten Intolerance is autoimmune not an allergy so those tests wouldnt necessarily be positive even if she had celiac.

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Thank you so much. this really helped clear up my confusion.

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