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Wheat Allergy Vs. Celiac Disease - Exclude Each Other?

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I got the blood test for tTG-IgA and it was 3. but I hadn't been eating wheat for 2 months and only started 2 days before the test.

I tested positive for wheat and gluten sensitivity (very sensitive).

haven't now been deliberately eating any wheat for about 4 months I think.

but once a week or two I get a rash and my stomach etc. just come to a grinding halt.

does that sound more like an allergic reaction or a celiac thing?

or am I probably allergic to something else?

also - if you have a wheat allergy, does that automatically mean you CAN'T have celiac disease?

does anyone know?

thanks for reading.

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If you've been gluten-free for months it is no wonder you tested negative on the blood tests. Just eating some a couple of days before doesn't change that. I bet it is a false negative, there is no way it is a valid test.

Lots of people have celiac disease and a wheat allergy as well, they don't exclude each other at all.

Your tummy problems could be caused by dairy and/or soy. Try eliminating those to see if it makes a difference.


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Are you eliminating gluten or just wheat? You need to avoid wheat, rye, barley and oats. The rash may be a DH reaction if you are only eliminating wheat.

As stated you can have both an allergy and celiac. If the rash is hives, large mosquito bite looking itchies it may be an allergy, if the rash is small and/or has blisters that would be more indicitive of DH.


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