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Hi there

My almost 4yr old daughter has not been officially diagnosed, she was gluten-free prior to biopsy and I will not put her on challenge to do it. I *know* she is at least gluten intolerant, possibly celiac. The GI did run the panel which I realized will come back as a false neg and she is also checking for DQ2 gene. First question, how long does it take for those results?

So I realized my daughter was being glutenized from tooth paste and lotion, took loss of sleep and behavior and alot of reading, I have fixed that. Last night I made her rice pasta and gluten-free sauce. Her regular italian dish. Almost immediately after she ate she was holding her belly saying her stomach hurt. It was like, uh oh... Well today she woke with puffy eyes, her behavior has been awful and she has been doubled over in floor with another tummy ache! UGH! I need a bubble! We went to a friends house yesterday that I am sure had gluten finger prints on toys but I washed her hands before she ate. And she really does not put fingers/toys in mouth while playing. So did she get it there or was it me who poisoned her? I realized I cooked the pasta in a pot that had scratches and I have used for regular pasta, same with the strainer......So can these things really hold gluten even when washed? I need the poor man gluten-free diet and instructions. I just cannot afford to buy all new kitchen stuff, grrrr. Help anyone.

Oh also she eats alot of hamburger patty, can gluten be in meat from the cow eating it?


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Gluten is not present in any pure muscle tissue, that is, meat.

It is generally accepted that cow's milk as purchased in a package is gluten free. There has been some discussion about the possibility of gluten passing into breast milk, but I don't think it has been conclusively established either way. Some lactating mothers avoid gluten to avoid taking a chance.

Gluten from the diet of the animal whose meat is being consumed should not be a concern, but if you are buying hamburger patties (as opposed to ground beef and making your own), then it is quite possible, if not even likely, that bread crumbs or flour were used to bind the patties. Read the ingredients carefully. In the US, anything added to meat must be clearly declared by USDA regulations.

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It is very likely that she got glutened by the pot, but definitely by the strainer. You can absolutely NOT use a plastic colander for gluten-free pasta that has been used for gluten pasta before. It is not possible to get all the gluten out of the crevices, it is extremely sticky (they make industrial strength glue out of wheat gluten). The same goes for your toaster. You can't toast her bread in the same toaster that was used for gluten bread, it WILL gluten her.

I bought a new strainer at the dollar store for a dollar, and a new, cheap toaster, for $10.00. I am sure you will agree that your daughter's health is worth spending ten dollars for.

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I'm sorry she got sick. :(

If it helps at all, we bought almost a whole new kitchen from Ikea and really didn't spend that much. If you have one anywhere near you, it is worth a trip! They have very inexpensive cutting boards, colanders, utensils, kid dishes, pans, etc.

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Yup definetly replace those items....ALSO wooden cooking utensils...I also replaces my pasta cooking utensil too!!!(IT was plastic)

Have you had her checked for dairy intolerance. Most people who gluten-free go dairy free for a little while and then add back later.

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