Our expert says:
People with food allergies or sensitivities can react to any individual food or group of foods. It is difficult to say which component of oats you are sensitive to, but it could be one of the protein components. Oats and wheat are 2 totally different grains or plants. So although individuals who are wheat-sensitive or suffer from gluten allergy (coeliac disease) are usually also sensitive to grains such as oats, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, and titricale, in your case you may be reacting to another component of oats that is not found in wheat. Because you can eat other grains, the easiest solution is to avoid all oats and products made with oats (oat biscuits, etc). If you should start reacting to other grains, please ask your medical doctor to do the relevant allergy tests to determine which grains you cannot eat.
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