They are actually quite different, even considering the wide definition for allergy used on this site.
Celiac disease is triggered by an exposure to gluten, but only if you are genetically programmed to have celiac disease.
An allergy to gluten however, could happen to anyone. If you already have allergies, you have a higher chance of developing more, or having allergies you are suffering from, but have not yet made the connection between allergen and symptoms.
Avoiding symptoms for both conditions is the same – don’t eat gluten. In other words, completely avoid the following (or anything derived from the following):
Note that there is some debate about they type of gluten in oats, and celiac experts seem to agree that oats are safe for celiacs.
The difference in managing celiac disease from a gluten allergy does differ. If you have celiac disease, you must avoid all gluten, even if you do not notice any symptoms. With a gluten allergy however, you can eat some gluten-containing foods if you find you can tolerate them in small quantities.
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