One of the healthiest breakfasts happens to be a combination of oat and milk. Oats have a high quantity of fibre, nutrients and omega 3 fatty acids in them, which provide human body the perfect balanced diet. Not just in the standard manner, but oat can be prepared in a variety of manners, to make it taste all the better.

— Advertisement —

However, quite a number of people miss out on this delicious meal due to their allergic strains. It is not merely the whole wheat that causes this allergy. Rather, there are certain proteins within it which makes it all the more allergic.

oat allergy

What causes this oat allergy?

Since oats have a good content of wheat in them, hence generally speaking people who are allergic to wheat can further develop oat allergy. Also, there is a special kind of allergy called celiac disease. This can be harmful to a great extent for people who are already suffering from allergy caused by oats, or other products of wheat.

  • There is a special protein in oats known as Avena Sativa. Some people are allergic to this protein causing them being allergic to oats.
  • Some people who have celiac disease, are also unable to have oats. This causes an escalation of the already poor condition of their health.
  • The gluten quantity that is present in other products is quite similar to the protein that is present in oats. Hence people get allergic.

Hence, one needs to be quite careful regarding consumption of articles with oat content or gluten content within it.

Food causing oat allergic reactions:

There are a series of related goods which cause allergic reactions. Apart from oat oils and cereals, people who are allergic to oats should also stay away from:

  • Oat based facial masks, cleansers and scrubs.
  • Beer
  • Granola bars.
  • Pudding and cookies.

Generally these contain gluten based products which can be quite harmful.

Symptoms of oat allergy:

Someone who is allergic o oats or other oat based products will face certain allergic reactions. One should be careful to take notice of these reactions.

  • Breathing difficulties, swelling of nose, getting cold like symptoms, sneezing and cough.
  • Sinus problems headaches and itching of eye.
  • Swallowing problems, and swelling of the throat.
  • Nausea and constipation. This is followed by abdominal pain and vomiting.
  • Eczema and puffy swollen eyes.
  • Rashes all over the body, along with itching problems.

In case of an emergency, one should be aware of these general reactions and then certain immediate steps to take care of the concerned patient.

Medications used:

  • Antihistamines:

This is the general kind of medication that is used. Mostly for asthma treatments, they can be useful for treating these reactions at the earliest.

  • Nasal sprays:

Unlike normal nasal sprays, these have certain steroids, antihistamines within them. They help in stabilizing nasal mast cells.

  • Epinephrine:

This is mostly used for extreme allergic reactions. In case of an anaphylactic shock, this is most useful. It prevents the body from releasing those chemicals which can cause allergic reactions. I this way it maintains the balance of the body.

It is best that in case of oat allergy a person, rather than depending on the medication should be more concerned about his food habits. Since a permanent solution is not found, hence eating habits be better made more stabilized.

— Advertisement —

Please follow and like us: