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I am having trouble with cc. I have bought myself cookie sheets, muffin tins, spatulas etc that are gluten free. I use separate butter and mayo etc. I have my own toaster. But somehow I am getting cc'd. So, say I make my child a sandwich and forget to wash my hands afterwards, is that enough to cc? Just wondering what you have experienced.


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yes it is, just like if u are eating an bag of chips with someone eating bread, they stick their hands back into the bag and u grab a chip they touch, you are cc'ed, it has happened to me many times, i dont get a real bad raction but i still get one. I now keep my own chips lol.

What i try to always do now when touching gluten products is I wear gloves then that way i just throw them out once im done and dont have to wash my hands lol

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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Yes that will do it!

Have you checked: Pots and pans, cutting board, colanders ect?

Other ways: Grill sharing at restuarants, your child touching your face when/after eating....my son loves to look at my teeth!LOL

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Yep. I don't have a gluten issue, but if I did, I wouldn't make a sandwich on wheat bread for anyone. Daughter has issues with gluten. If my husband wants a sandwich, we buy his sandwich already made up and it is kept in a separate refrigerator from her food.

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I was shocked myself last week. I put away some cookies at work, and I even washed my hands. Then of course later I chewed on my finger. When I consulted a fellow celiac she suggested perhaps I did not wash well enough. It happens. I suppose a good motto is if you think you are being paranoid you aren't paranoid enough? I've even had CC thoughts at the grocery store, wondering if someone ate a granola bar and stocked my fruit or if a flour bag broke all over the sugar bag I want to buy. I've never reacted to the fruit, and I buy my sugar is nice sealed packages (but oh the cost!).

Get well soon!


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I was shocked myself last week. I put away some cookies at work, and I even washed my hands. Then of course later I chewed on my finger. When I consulted a fellow celiac she suggested perhaps I did not wash well enough. It happens. I suppose a good motto is if you think you are being paranoid you aren't paranoid enough? I've even had CC thoughts at the grocery store, wondering if someone ate a granola bar and stocked my fruit or if a flour bag broke all over the sugar bag I want to buy. I've never reacted to the fruit, and I buy my sugar is nice sealed packages (but oh the cost!).

Get well soon!

I was just thinking about that this morning, like when u buy stuff at the store if soemoene with gluten touched it prior. Like an kid tha eats donuts threw the store then touches everything in the aisles. Or if the stockers put stuff out with gluten on their hands. Im sure the risk it lows but it sure makes you wonder lol.

paula


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on low carb/low sugar diet

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I treat gluten like a deadly virus now because since going gluten free I haven't consumed anything that contains gluten, but I have gotten the contamination symptoms quite a few times.

I have to refill my soap dispenser way more often now because I have to wash hands everytime I touch a surface of any kind, and sometimes that happens multiple times while I am cooking or snacking. Another thing is, either use paper towels to dry your hands, or if you are an environmentalist and want to use hand towels make sure yours is dedicated gluten free!

That being said I would get a gluten free lotion (like udderly smooth udder cream) because that much hand washing makes my hands look like elephants!


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10-06 Diagnosed "Acid Reflux" (Nexium didn't work)

12-06 Endoscopy diagnosed Gastritis (Negative Bioposy)

12-06 Negative bloodwork for Celiac Disease, Diagnosed "Gastroparesis" - Started Zelnorm

1-07 Diagnosed "IBS-C" - Still taking Zelnorm

3-07 HIDA scan to check gallbladder which was fully functional.

3-07 Zelnorm taken off market, started Domperidone

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