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Allergy Testing = Gluten Intolerance?

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I have been thinking about things since my daughter and I have had a very (nice) positive dietary response to being gluten free. I remember that my son, who is now nearly 26, was allergy tested as a young boy. He was probably around 10. Allergies to wheat, rye, barely, and oat all came up! No one ever mentioned celiac disease to me. With time, he was eating all this but still had eczema behind the knees and inside elbows, and asthma. He still uses an inhaler.

Now that I am becoming educated about celiac disease (it is a slow process, but I am trying to immerse), I have noticed his huge problem with gas. Could it be a coincidence??? I don't believe he suffers from D or C, but the allergy testing from years ago now has me stumped. Hmmmm.

Have you ever heard of a person with these food allergies who is NOT a celiac? I told him to go gluten free and see what happens. Don't think he has.

Please advise!

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I have a wheat allergy that gives me all of the classic celiac symptoms you mentioned including D & C but I do not test positive for celiac disease. So I only have the allergy. It is just as important to stay away from gluten with an allergy as with celiac with the small bonus that I will not (according to my allergist) suffer the same long term health effects of glutening that celiacs have to endure. But I am not willing to find out the hard way so I completely avoid any gluten products. You should see someone who specializes in food allergies about this. But I will warn you, there are people on this board that suffer from both gluten allergies & celiac disease so it is possible to have both. That might be something to get tested for also since celiac has very serious long term side effects. Hope this helps! There are many wonderful, very knowledgable people on this board on both food allergies & celiac. They helped ALOT when I was first diagnosed.

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I have a wheat allergy that gives me all of the classic celiac symptoms you mentioned including D & C but I do not test positive for celiac disease. So I only have the allergy. It is just as important to stay away from gluten with an allergy as with celiac with the small bonus that I will not (according to my allergist) suffer the same long term health effects of glutening that celiacs have to endure. But I am not willing to find out the hard way so I completely avoid any gluten products. You should see someone who specializes in food allergies about this. But I will warn you, there are people on this board that suffer from both gluten allergies & celiac disease so it is possible to have both. That might be something to get tested for also since celiac has very serious long term side effects. Hope this helps! There are many wonderful, very knowledgable people on this board on both food allergies & celiac. They helped ALOT when I was first diagnosed.

Thank you so much for the info. I will recommend that he get tested but he currently does not have health insurance, so I doubt he will. We will see what the Enterolab results are for my daughter and remind him that it is an inherited disease and he should try this! You have many of the same allergies I do as well as my daughters and my son. Can you tell any difference going off the gluten? I know you said you tested negative, but I was wondering if you could tell a difference since eliminating gluten?

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