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Member Since 25 Aug 2006
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In Topic: Update, Sad

20 September 2014 - 04:19 PM

I am pretty sure a letter from an attorney would change their attitude because Celiac is, after all, covered under the ADA as others have mentioned. In this era, that is discrimination. It all depends on how far you want to take it but I know that may not be the right decision for you.
Stupid people...........

In Topic: Could Your Retainer Be Preventing Healing? Yes.

16 September 2014 - 01:51 PM

I drug out this old thread because my daughter had a reaction to her plate that was made from the same material as the retainer in this case study. We are still in the process of recovering from the reaction. The damage caused to my daughter's health from this exposure has been a struggle to recover from. I find it fascinating that the plastic manufacturer in the case study would not disclose the material ingredients. I found the full text case study instrumental in shaping our action when we were confronted with our super sensitive celiac daughter having a severe and disabling reaction to her orthodontic device. I recognise that our daughter's allergic/celiac reaction could have been to any ingredient in that plastic. In trying to recover from this exposure, I have been looking at industrial use of gluten. We continue with orthodontic treatment for our children, but our orthodontist is making more informed decisions now that he better understands the scope of our family's immunological response.

I find it perplexing that our orthodontist's office was bemoaning that US dental product manufacturers were so adverse to sharing ingredients that they were unable to import some products due to non-disclosure of customs requirements. Thank you dilettantesteph for your support. The plastic used in the device my daughter reacted to was a pinkish colour, it reminded me of the retainer I used 30 years ago. I wish I understood chemistry better!

How do you know 100% for sure that it was the retainer which caused this reaction?  There are so many variables with reactions, especially in children who could have potentially cheated on their diet, I don't see how it is possible for you to make this statement that it was the retainer.  Irishheart posted an excellent response and yet......you still insist it was the retainer.  How did you draw your conclusions?  I am not picking a fight here....that is not my intention at all but I am genuinely interested as to how you came to this conclusion. 

In Topic: Could Your Retainer Be Preventing Healing? Yes.

16 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

Arlene.........I couldn't agree with you more.  Although I think it plausible that scratches on a retainer could be a problem if kids are cheating on the diet, somewhere along

the lines of a scratched pan or container, it is a bad road to go down and worry about plastics containing gluten causing a potential problem. One should never put off dental work that's needed because of an invalid fear.  Dental health is very important to overall good health!  :)

In Topic: Is There A Soy And Gluten Free Benadryl

14 September 2014 - 06:55 PM

Benadryl is gluten free. I am not sure about soy as I do not have a soy problem but it is gluten free.

In Topic: Hormones, Hashi's And Celiac- How Does This All Work Together?

13 September 2014 - 10:12 AM

You hit the jackpot with that one, Icelandgirl!!!!!! Sounds like a keeper!