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ptkds

How Careful Do I Have To Be?

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I recently went to see a dr in a dermatologists office (he wasn't a derm) about all the itchy spots I have been getting since going gluten-free. He said it wasn't DH, but it was related to gluten. Then I took my 22m old dd to an allergist and we were discussing various symptoms, and i mentioned my itchy spots. He said it was most likely DH and I should get a biopsy. So I plan on making an appt w/ the derm dr on Monday (it will take 3+ months to get in to see her!)

So my question is, how careful do I have to be? We have been making sure my youngest has been eating gluten (so we can test her for celiac disease). Is it safe to touch her and clean her up after she has had gluten? She is only 12m, so she gets messy when she eats. And are there any other "restrictions" like bandaids, iodine, etc?? I can't find any info out on this.

Thanks,

ptkds


ptkds

Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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Obviously you are going to have to handle your baby. There is no way around that. The nature of babies is a very hands on. Besides they learn by being touched, that is how they develop. Poor baby if she has got to eat gluten for such a long time. I can understand your delimma, maybe wear gloves and protective clothing. Judy

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It might be a lotion or soap that you are using, you can phone the companies directly and ask them. The suggestion for gloves was a good one too.

I hope the testing is over soon and you have the answers you need.


A family with Celiac disease, two brothers and two sisters.

Lyme Disease, Diagnosis October 19, 2006

May 2006 - December 2008 Gluten and Dairy Free

December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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