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I know that I've read here before that smelling gluteny products will not cause a glutening...but I was just over on the salicylic sensitivity forums and read something on an older topic about how when you smell something you are smelling the spores of said food. Like peanuts with people who have peanut allergies it can cause issues....can this be a concern?

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I will still on occasion go right on over to the donut case at the bakery and open a door, close my eyes and just breathe. I really don't care that people look at me like I'm a freak. The only risk in this is the touching of the door, and I use one of those little papers to open it with. I've never gotten sick from this weird practice. Barring some extremely unusual highly sensitive allergy, I see no reason to be worried, and I am the most paranoid person I know.

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I've never had this happen with gluten - I have had severe anaphalactic type reaction from accidentally inhaling something I am intolerant of. Needed red pepper powder for something I was making my fam - thru some rp flakes into a grinder - opened too soon - bam inhaled dust thought nothing of it until throat closed - this is a very rare incident and I have never had problem with say using reg flour in someone elses home as long as I wash well after I'm done cooking.

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Not from breathing the smell but if flour is in the air, you could swallow it.

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/i-work-in-a-bakery-can-breathing-wheat-cause-a-problem-for-me-or-do-i-have-to-ingest-it

"I work in a bakery, can breathing wheat cause a problem for me or do I have to ingest it?

Gluten must be ingested to cause a problem for those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. However, if one is in an environment on a regular basis where gluten is airborne, such as a bakery, it’s possible that gluten can be ingested from the air."

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If simply the smell of gluten (rather than actual airborne flour, which is different) were

able to get inside your intestines and gluten you, then you would get E.coli from driving by

a cow paddy, or salmonella from a chicken yard. Just the smell of something isn't enough

to trigger any kind of reaction other than a truly severe anaphylactic one, and that is very

different from regular allergies and Celiac.

Addy, they were passing a plate of brownies around at work, and it was handed to me to

pass on to the next person- I started opening the foil instead. At least three of my coworkers

stopped what they were doing and said 'Hey! You can't eat that!' To which I replied, 'But I

can smell it!' And stuck my nose in the opening..... Now that I'm entirely sugar and grain-free

smell is about all I do get, hahahahaha!!!!

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Not from breathing the smell but if flour is in the air, you could swallow it.

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/i-work-in-a-bakery-can-breathing-wheat-cause-a-problem-for-me-or-do-i-have-to-ingest-it

"I work in a bakery, can breathing wheat cause a problem for me or do I have to ingest it?

Gluten must be ingested to cause a problem for those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. However, if one is in an environment on a regular basis where gluten is airborne, such as a bakery, it’s possible that gluten can be ingested from the air."

This makes sense - would not want to be in a cloud of glutenous flour - again not concerned about smell -- just ingesting minute amounts.

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If simply the smell of gluten (rather than actual airborne flour, which is different) were

able to get inside your intestines and gluten you, then you would get E.coli from driving by

a cow paddy, or salmonella from a chicken yard. Just the smell of something isn't enough

to trigger any kind of reaction other than a truly severe anaphylactic one, and that is very

different from regular allergies and Celiac.

Addy, they were passing a plate of brownies around at work, and it was handed to me to

pass on to the next person- I started opening the foil instead. At least three of my coworkers

stopped what they were doing and said 'Hey! You can't eat that!' To which I replied, 'But I

can smell it!' And stuck my nose in the opening..... Now that I'm entirely sugar and grain-free

smell is about all I do get, hahahahaha!!!!

I'm too lazy to make donuts, and there is no such thing as a pre-made gluten free donut that is good. Passable yes, good no. So smell is all I get of them. :D

To get to where my husband works he drives through a small town that has a mill. You can literally taste the flour in the air. I won't go through town, I take back roads. You can see the dust in the air for blocks around the mill. It is rare for me to need to go up to his work, but if I do go there is no way I'm driving past that mill. Smell I'll take any day. Airborne flour I simply don't do.

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Gluten Free Aebleskievers - spelling ? - but yummy and easy to make once you have the pan - oh wait - dairy?

The recipe I use has buttermilk as base....

Personally I smell many foods I can't eat right now and it does bring me joy - in the early days - not so much.

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Yeah I know flour is a big no no and i stay away from that when possible for sure.

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