I have been doing some checking around and I have discovered that I am not the only Celiac who has also developed allergies.
When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense.
Celiac Disease is an auto-immune disease and an allergy is an immune response to an allergen. (That is putting it very simply – let me explain)
Wikipedia describes Allergy as “Allergy is a disorder of the immune system which is a form of hypersensitivity. Allergic reactions occur to normally harmless environmental substances known as allergens; these reactions are acquired, predictable, and rapid.”
You can read more of this article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allergy
On http://glutenfreefaces.com I ask the question “Have you developed more allergies since being diagnosed with CD?”
The most common allergies that Celiacs in this group had developed are: