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9 year old glutened an hour ago - any way to mitigate?

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Hi All,

My 9 year old was diagnosed with celiac in August and has been gluten-free ever since. We're very careful to read labels. She's learned to read labels. There are a few gluten-free families we know that we've felt safe with her eating their food because they are as anal as I am. Until about an hour ago. My daughter was at a book club meeting and a gluten-free Mom brought cookies. Set them down on the table. All the kids grabbed one and ate it. Suddenly she looks at me and says "wait, these aren't gluten-free!" Meanwhile, my daughter had eaten half the cookie.

This was an hour ago. We got home about 20 minutes later and I gave her some simalese gluten-free CF which I know doesn't stop the full immune reaction, but I'm hoping will help with the digestive aspect. Is there anything else I can do since its so soon after glutening?

Thank you so much!

 

 

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Lots of water and charcoal tablets.  Some Me + My Gluten Assist from CVS might help a bit.  Pepto Bismol perhaps.  Peppermint tea can help get gas out.

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I would skip the  Pepto Bismal.  It has an aspirin derivative that is dangerous for kids - Reyes Syndrome.  It is excellent for adults though.  

Keep her hydrated.  Soups and stews, applesauce, popsicles,  (think soft foods that would be easy to digest).  Lots of hugs, blankets and distractions.  

I hope she feels better fast!  

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Not sure if this applies to your daughter but my daughter reacts after she's gone to sleep -wakes up in intense pain+vomiting.. So, if I suspect she may have been exposed to gluten ( i.e.at school) I would keep her up as late as possible to have the reaction occur while she's awake. It seems to lessen the intensity. For some reason, it's more severe if it takes place while she's sleeping. Besides keeping her up late, lots of water. That's what we do. Hope this helps!

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All the above, go with soft easy foods for awhile, blended soups, smoothies, Avoid acid foods (burn comeing back out), Avoid Diary (gas, bloat, temporary intolerance is common), AVOID Starchy carbs and sugar they will  cause more gas, AVOID spices they will burn. GO with simple creamy soups smoothies with stuff like a full fat coconut milk base, nut butters. Soft cooked like microwaved eggs (mix 2 part egg 1 part nut milk blend with filling zap in microwave) and nut meal porridge are my go too foods after my last gluten issue last month.

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THank you so much for such a quick response! She wasn't all that symptomatic prior to going gluten free. Her only symptom was anemia and bloat (looks 6 month pregnant) and when they started digging for a cause, up popped celiac. But, that was before going gluten-free 6 months ago so I have no idea if now that her gut has healed quite a bit if she's going to have any sort of reaction... I'm hopeful it won't be too bad, but her belly has already ballooned up. 

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