Wheat allergy problems seem to be getting more common. This is not to be confused with a gluten allergy or celiac. If you have a wheat allergy, you may be OK with rye and barley. If you are allergic to gluten or have celiac, then you must avoid rye, barley and probably oats as well (highly advisable).
This section contains information about wheat allergies. See the table of contents below for specific articles about a variety of related topics.
There are several different problems that people can have with wheat, including:
A true allergy (type I intolerance to wheat may be relatively rare. However, many people complain of having various undesirable symptoms when they ingest wheat. Either way, it is well worth avoiding if you have this problem.
The sections below go into much more detail about specific aspects of a wheat allergy.