Gluten Intolerance | Gastroenterology

Wheat allergy. A wheat allergy is different from celiac disease and gluten intolerance, and is similar to other food allergies like nut and shellfish allergies. A skin test, a procedure where the doctor scratches your skin with a tiny needle containing wheat, can be used to diagnose this allergy.

There may also be other conditions causing your symptoms. If your doctor decides that you might have a gluten intolerance, they might work with you to remove gluten from your diet and see if your symptoms improve.

Treatments

The treatment for gluten intolerance is to eat a gluten-free diet. You will have to stay on the gluten-free diet even after you feel well. You might also need to take certain vitamins and supplements to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

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