The symptoms of a wheat allergy in infants appear most of the time as a result of introducing this ingredient to the child’s diet too early. Wheat allergy in infants is mainly manifested by skin problems (urticaria, allergic dermatitis), and less frequently by a digestive or respiratory reaction. The treatment of food allergies is primarily based on eliminating products containing the allergens from the diet and replacing them with products that are hypoallergenic.
What is a wheat allergy in infants?
Allergy in infants is now common. Environmental pollution causes the child’s immune system, which has not yet fully developed, to attack the allergens.
How do the treated products affect the body?
One of the products that cause allergies in infants is gluten. It can occur as an immediate reaction within an hour of eating or be delayed after 24-48 hours.
A wheat or gluten allergy in infants is one of the most common allergies and ranges from 10 to 25 percent. All the symptoms of a food allergy. It usually appears when we introduce products containing this component into the child’s diet very early, for example: crackers and semolina. Gluten may appear in infant food in products such as: sausages, sweets and cheese.
What are the symptoms of wheat allergy in infants
Symptoms of a gluten or wheat protein allergy are roughly the same as those of other food allergy. It includes:
Atopic dermatitis-like skin lesions that appear on a child’s cheeks, hands, or feet
- Runny nose
- Abdominal pain
- Shortness of breath and nasal congestion, which is a consequence of bronchospasm.
Symptoms of gluten sensitivity depend on age. In young children, the symptoms are mostly related to Atopic Dermatitis, and less often in the digestive or respiratory tract. Diagnosing these symptoms for your child requires a visit to the pediatrician, who will perform a professional examination of the child. The recognized symptoms of a gluten allergy can only be confirmed during special allergy tests. Result of allergy tests allow you to take appropriate treatment on and avoid the allergen.