5 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Wheat Allergy

By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS

Published April 5, 2019, Last updated April 5, 2019

5 best Homeopathic medicines for Wheat Allergy
Wheat Allergy

A common problem found today is wheat allergy. This means that the person is allergic to one or more of the proteins that are present in wheat. A person allergic to wheat will not be able to have anything that contains wheat. Before we talk about the homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy, let us understand a bit more about wheat allergy in particular and allergy in general.

What is allergy

Allergy is an abnormal reaction of the body’s immune system to otherwise normal stimuli. The immune system of an allergic person reacts disproportionately to a perfectly harmless thing. Let us say, a person is allergic to a plant; the moment he or she comes in contact with the said plant, he may have rashes on his body or itching or watering of eyes. A normal person in contrast would have none of these things.

This allergy occurs due to an abnormal response of the body’s immune system. The body’s defence mechanism is known as the immune system. In some cases, it starts becoming hyperactive for no rhyme or reason. Instead of defending against organisms that are harmful, it starts reacting to perfectly normal and harmless things.

What is Wheat Allergy

Wheat allergy is when a person becomes allergic to one or more of the proteins found in wheat. The moment such a person comes in contact with wheat or eats anything that contains wheat, there is an allergic reaction. This can even happen when one inhales a little bit of wheat flour. This allergic reaction may occur within minutes of eating or may take a couple of hours to manifest.

Incidence of wheat allergy

Wheat allergy is one of the most common allergies present in children. It does affect adults too but not as commonly as children. It is present in about 0.1-0.5% of the population worldwide.

What is the difference between wheat allergy and Celiac Disease

There are many different types of proteins present in wheat. Gluten is one of those proteins. This gluten is present in other grains too like barley and rye. In Celiac disease, people are allergic to gluten. Therefore they cannot eat or drink any of the grains that contain gluten. This is an auto immune disease.

In wheat allergy, the person is allergic to any of the proteins found in wheat. This is true allergy. Such patients are able to eat other grains like barley and rye.

Causes of wheat allergy

Wheat contains four types of proteins- albumin, globulin, gliadin and gluten. Allergic reaction of the body to any one of these four types of proteins can cause wheat allergy. As I have mentioned earlier, wheat allergy is an abnormal response of the body to a perfectly normal and harmless thing. In this case, the immune system reacts abnormally to any one or more of the four proteins.

Whenever a person with wheat allergy eats anything that contains even the slightest trace of wheat, his body reacts disproportionately. There are many possible manifestations of this wheat allergy.

Signs and symptoms of wheat allergy

These are the most common symptoms of wheat allergy-

  • There is swelling, itching and irritation on the skin.
  • Nausea, diarrhoea or vomiting may occur.
  • Eyes start to water and itch. Redness of eyes is also present.
  • There may be bloating of stomach.
  • Wheezing or asthmatic symptoms may occur.
  • There may be cramps in the stomach.

In some cases, anaphylaxis may also occur. Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening condition. It causes swelling in throat and choking sensation. It becomes difficult to swallow anything. Breathing becomes difficult. The skin becomes pale or bluish.

Treatment of Wheat Allergy

The conventional system of medicine or Allopathy does not have any treatment for wheat allergy. Doctors advise patient to avoid intake of wheat in any form. This is the only option that they provide to the patients. In case a patient ends up taking something that contains wheat, they manage the symptoms with anti-allergics or anti-histamines. They also use other short term palliatives to control the reaction. There is no permanent cure for this problem in allopathy.

Homeopathy for wheat allergy

Homeopathy takes a holistic approach for the treatment of wheat allergy. It takes into account all the signs and symptoms of the patient. These signs and symptoms may or may not be directly related to the immediate problem of the patient. Other unrelated symptoms of the patient often provide a valuable indication for the right selection of the homeopathic medicine. It is precisely why Homeopathy is much more effective for the treatment of wheat allergy and for that matter any allergy.

5 best Homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy

  • Bryonia – One of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy with increased thirst

  • Colocynth – One of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy with crampy pains in abdomen

  • Natrum Mur – One of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy with desire for salty foods

  • Pulsatilla – One of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy with little or no thirst

  • Natrum Sulph – One of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy with increased flatulence

Here is a brief description of the above mentioned symptoms-

  • Bryonia – One of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy with increased thirst

When there is increased thirst, so much so that the patient feels that he can drink almost a well dry, Bryonia is one of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy. There is increased dryness of the mucous membranes all over.

The stomach is sensitive to touch. There is a heaviness in the stomach after eating as if a stone is lying there. Patients feels nausea and faintness on rising up. Stomach has stitching type of pain. All the symptoms get worse on movement and are better by resting or staying still.

  • Colocynth – One of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy with crampy pains in abdomen

When there are crampy pains in the abdomen which are better by bending double, Colocynth is one of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy. There is agonizing pain in the abdomen. This causes the patient to bend double. This is the most characteristic symptom that points to this medicine. There is a sensation of cutting, twisting, grinding as if clamped with iron bands.

At the same time, the taste is very bitter. There is colic with cramps even in the calves. Dysenteric stool is present. This is aggravated by eating or drinking even the smallest quantity of food or drink.

  • Natrum Mur – One of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy with desire for salty foods

When there is increased desire to take salty foods and salty things, Natrum Mur is one of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy. The patient feels hungry eats well and still loses weight. Dryness of the mucous membranes is present all over.

Another characteristic symptom of Natrum Mur is that the patient sweats while eating. There is throbbing pain in the pit of the stomach. The tongue is usually numb and tingles. There is mapped coating of the tongue. Pearl shaped vesicles are present on the lips.

  • Pulsatilla – One of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy with little or no thirst

When there is little or no thirst, Pulsatilla is one of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy. There is pain in the stomach an hour after eating food. Foul taste is present along with waterbrash. The patient cannot have fat food, warm food and drink.

There is dyspepsia with great sense of tightness after a meal and he has to loosen his clothing. An emptiness or all gone sensation is present in the stomach.

  • Natrum Sulph – One of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy with increased flatulence

When there is increased flatulence, Natrum Sulph is one of the best homeopathic medicines for wheat allergy. There is increased flatulence and wind colic in the ascending colon. This colic is worse in the morning before breakfast. There is diarrhoea with yellow, watery stools. Involuntary stools are present which pass while passing flatus.

N.B Homeopathic medicines are very safe and do not have any side effects when taken under the supervision of an expert homeopathic doctor.

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