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Member Since 20 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active May 07 2013 07:13 PM

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Replace High Chair (And Other Things)?

19 May 2012 - 10:34 AM

When you get a celiac diagnosis, do you replace the highchair? We have an older high chair that I looove. I am sure it's had gluten on it many times over the years. There are some scratches on the tray. It's been washed and wiped down a lot since we've had it, but will that get rid of it all or do we need to replace it? Little one is really sensitive to gluten touching him (has DH), but the highchair doesn't seem to cause any problems. I'm a little torn, so figured I would see what others did.

Also, pots and pans...they need replaced, right? Is it possible to get all the gluten off/out of a non-stick pan or do we just suck it up and buy new ones? We have several pretty new pans that I really don't want to give away, but ugh. All plastic cooking utensils and bowls need to go too? Glass is okay though, right? The kids plastic plates will need replaced too, I am assuming. Sooo not looking forward to this...I am the cheapest person alive!

Anything else we need to get rid of?

Possible Rash From Gluten? (Pic Heavy)

20 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

I was directed here by another member, so hopefully you guys can help me out. My son is 7 months old and has had this rash off and on since he was 2 months old. Out of the last 5 months, I would say he has had clear skin for maybe 3 weeks total (all broken up). It is red, bumpy, and really itchy. He is totally miserable sometimes.

He was breastfed until 3.5 months (though I had to cut out 100% of dairy). I don't know if gluten goes through that or not?? But he has been on formula since then (Neocate). He has been getting solids since 5 months. He started out with oatmeal. We figured out the detergent allergy finally (all his skin can handle is Ecos F&C), but then the rash came back. It seemed to be about the same time he started getting more oatmeal (mainly to thicken the thinner baby foods) and Cheerios.

This rash has come and gone at what seems like random. His skin will clear up and look great for a week and then spots start appearing again. If it's a contact rash and we bathe him as soon as we notice, it goes away quickly (as with the detergent). This does not go away no matter how much we bathe him. We use hypoallergenic/unscented Dove on him and hypoallergenic/unscented Eucerin. His skin is not dry, just covered in itchy red bumps. It is usually the worst on his legs (thighs), though it varies. Sometimes it is from head-to-toe, sometimes just his arms and legs, sometimes legs and back and belly, etc. It is just completely random and we are at a loss.

His doctor is stumped by it and the dermatologist we seen was absolutely useless. I've never mentioned celiac to his doctor, but my mom was diagnosed with it about a year ago. For now, we have stopped giving him oatmeal and Cheerios and are just doing fruits & veggies, along with his formula just to see if it makes any difference.

Please ask any questions you might have. I tried to be thorough, but probably missed something important. Any advice is greatly appreciated...even if you could just point me in the right direction or tell me it looks nothing like a rash from gluten/celiac.

Here are some pictures from January and February. This is what his skin looks like at least 95% of the time.

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