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Facial Swelling After Glutened

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Just seeing if I'm alone in this.

 

After an accidental gluten ingestion, my face, mainly my cheeks, really bloat. It is to the point that I look like a different person/have gained 20lbs.

I'm just wondering if this is true for anyone else out there? If so, any good remedies besides waiting?

Also when I get glutened, I have rosacea like outbreaks. All of this bloading/rosacea out breaks will last for almost a week after. 

 

I have been doing very well after finding out I am  Celiac, but accidents happen to use relative newbies (about 1 year since diagnosis) .

 

Thanks!

 

-anna

 

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Day 2 after glutened:

http://s589.photobucket.com/user/starjazz2009/media/IMG_20131003_101537.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

 

 

 

About a week or so after

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss336/starjazz2009/1396291045628.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I don't get that symptom if I'm accidentally cross contaminated, but with large amounts of gluten, yes. When I did my gluten challenge, someone commented that it looked like I got punched in the face.

 

Oh my, I would have to say that that is a pretty good description of what I can look like at times.

But for me, it is even cross contamination it seems. 

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The only time my face has swelled (the whole face) was when I was having an allergic reaction to a new medication.  Have you bought any completely new that your using.  When you were eating gluten did you face swell like that?  It seems more of a reaction to something then a gluten thing.

 

Colleen

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The only time my face has swelled (the whole face) was when I was having an allergic reaction to a new medication.  Have you bought any completely new that your using.  When you were eating gluten did you face swell like that?  It seems more of a reaction to something then a gluten thing.

 

Colleen

 

Nothing new that I can think of. (I'll probably start keeping a journal again to make sure)

I have been thinking it is gluten, because it(the swelling), feeling very lethargic, and a sharp headache are what I have contributed to how I feel if I get glutened. (Outside of that, I'm told I'm a pretty silent celiac). 

 

My face used to basically always look swollen until after I stopped gluten, but it makes me wonder if I may be allergic to something as sometimes it will happen outside of gluten ( I think).

 

I've had an allergy panel done, and that came out negative recently to about 40ish known allergens. So idk.  

 

You think it may be something else? 

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I notice puffiness under my eyes.  My health practitioner has pointed out that it is system wide reaction.  She saw swelling all of the way up my legs to my neck.  Sometimes, I am told by friends that my face looks puffy.  The shoe sales person told me that my feet swell up and down.  I have been told mine has to do with my lymph system, so you may want to look into the lymph system.  I am working on trampoline to move my lymph and avoiding foods I don't tolerate while still making my diet as varied as possible.

 

Dee

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Nothing new that I can think of. (I'll probably start keeping a journal again to make sure)

I have been thinking it is gluten, because it(the swelling), feeling very lethargic, and a sharp headache are what I have contributed to how I feel if I get glutened. (Outside of that, I'm told I'm a pretty silent celiac). 

 

My face used to basically always look swollen until after I stopped gluten, but it makes me wonder if I may be allergic to something as sometimes it will happen outside of gluten ( I think).

 

I've had an allergy panel done, and that came out negative recently to about 40ish known allergens. So idk.  

 

You think it may be something else? 

 

Are you eating anything with un-certified oats?  Any new products your put on your face?  Do you think you might be getting some gluten or cross contamination?  Are you eating out?  Do you have a shared kitchen?

 

Since it stopped after eating gluten, my guess is your still getting some.  Have you checked medication and suppliments?

 

Colleen

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Rosacea and swelling go hand in hand for me. My face is completely clear unless I eat the foods that trigger it. In my case, red wine is big trigger. Within minutes I get itchy and then a red bump will appear and it will turn into a tiny pustule, but it is not a pimple. My skin under the itchy rash area will actually raise and swell. Mostly affects my chin and between my eyes. Takes about a week to clear.

Gluten never affected my skin, but that is just me. But since you are still relatively new to being gluten free, I would check as the others have suggested for exposure.

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My son gets lip swelling sometimes that seems to coincide with accidental gluten consumption.  They kept us overnight in the ER for it one time.  He didn't respond to their treatment, but it didn't get any worse so they finally let us go.  It went down slowly after that.  He was tested for hereditary angioedema, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001456.htm, since my father gets this too, but he tested negative.  More information on that can be found at haea dot org.  The volunteer there was really helpful.  This says that it can happen with autoimmune disorders: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000846.htm, so it may just be part of the gluten reaction.  It can be quite scary as it gets larger and larger.

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