CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


wheat and hives

My boyfriend broke out in hives after he ate fresh pasta at lunch. The only thing I can think of is that he's allergic to wheat? The ingredients also contained egg. Yes, he's going to a doctor but I wanted to see if anyone has any real world experience with this. tia.

Mon. Nov 13, 4:24pm

Add comment  
It might be a yeast infection. My sister had one like this, kind of latent in her system, and she would get a rash on her arms (maybe upper body, but she only showed us her arms) that looked like nickel-sized red circles if she ate too many wheat products - including beer.

Also, check out "candida" - that's a wheat-related infection that following a specific diet (similar to Atkins) for 8 weeks will fix.

Monday, November 13, 2006, 5:33 PM

Add comment
Hives is just an allergic reaction, and a person could conceivably be allergic to darn near anything.
One possibility to think about - all sorts of plants, definitely including wheat, probably any grain, can be "infected" by lots of kinds of microorganisms either in the field, or after it's harvested, and some of these put out some distinctive byproducts (or leave them behind as they die). Mostly these just get digested but it's possible that this batch of grain had something that he is especially sensitive to. In that case the exact same variety of grain grown in a different place, or even a different year's crop in the same place, might have no effect at all. I don't know how often this is the cause of a problem, but it's not unheard of.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 1:11 AM

Add comment
Yes, before I went on a low carb diet, I used to have kind of a permanent rash on my lower legs. On the low carb diet, I ate plenty of eggs, but little wheat, and my rash went away. Wheat will still bring back the rash if I eat too much of it. Good luck.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 9:39 AM

Add comment

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge