Was This An Allergic Reaction To Gluten?
Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:32 AM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:26 PM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:50 PM
thank you so much eatmeat4good i appreciate your help SO MUCH FRIEND<3:)
If you ingested gluten from the shampoo or body wash, even a little bit accidentally, then yes, it could cause a reaction. Plus, you might not be over your reaction from the glutening by the pumpkin seeds just a couple of days ago...it can take a while for the reaction to gluten to subside. Having said that, throat swelling and difficulty breathing are signs of a serious allergic reaction. If you didn't have difficulty breathing, it might just be a gluten reaction as I have seen people report sore throat from gluten contamination, even though it might not be common.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:10 PM
Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:29 AM
I only ask when I was thinking that the reaction you mentioned might possibly be a sign of coming down with a nasty case of influenza, too - it often has sudden onset and can cause those symptoms, too. :-(
Have you been tested for an allergy to wheat, rye, or barley? If you haven't been, and the reaction was an allergic one and was enough to cause problems in your throat and mouth like that, I would really encourage you to get tested and get an epipen.
The amount of wheat in a shampoo or conditioner is not much, and to cause this? It's a good bet that bigger hit with wheat could put your life in danger. An epipen sounds like a real necessity.
Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease
23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity
25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD)
Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive
Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive
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