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Is This Normal? (question About Accidental Gluten Ingestion)

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Hi everyone! I'm the one with the baby Violet (15 months) and we dont' know if she does or doesn't have Celiacs. She tested positive on a scratch test for a wheat allergy but her symptoms are ONLY GI so the Dr. thinks it may have been a false positive. She also can't eat anything else with gluten though she's not allergic to those.

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Today I was in the bathroom and she got into the diaper bag. I accidentally had left some of those packaged whole wheat with cheese crackers in the bag and of course she got into those. Within the 5 minutes was alone she had bitten into the package, taken a bite and vomited everything in her belly up. Is that a normal reaction to someone who has Celiacs? Is that all it takes???? One bite and immediate vomiting after you're not used to the gluten??

Before when she was on gluten and we didn't know it she just had diarrhea and now that she's been off of it for so long it's immediate vomiting?? Crazy! I just wish we knew if it was Celiacs or an allergy but of course she's too young AND with that reaction there is no way she can be on gluten for any amount of time to have the test!

Linda

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My baby never had the vomiting issue, but a friend's baby who has celiac too has this response with her child. The oatmeal he got ahold of immediately came up. So, I would say, yes this is a normal response. However, it may not happen every time. The second time he was glutened was with oatmeal cookies, but he ate a LOT of them before she found him. This time he didn't throw up but by the next morning was having diarrhea faster than she could clean it up. I believe responses will differ with each individual, but also based on how MUCH they have eaten as well. Seems like an incredible overdose (rather than a bite) may not produce vomiting, but little amounts do. At least this was her experience. I believe the body learns to recognize what it cannot digest, and therefore will try to eliminate it (vomiting or diarrhea) as quickly as possible. Major gluten accidents may override the initial "get rid of phase" which would be vomiting, but once it hits the intestines, it's time for it to get out......fast! Hope your little one feels better!

Hi everyone! I'm the one with the baby Violet (15 months) and we dont' know if she does or doesn't have Celiacs. She tested positive on a scratch test for a wheat allergy but her symptoms are ONLY GI so the Dr. thinks it may have been a false positive. She also can't eat anything else with gluten though she's not allergic to those.

Anyway!

Today I was in the bathroom and she got into the diaper bag. I accidentally had left some of those packaged whole wheat with cheese crackers in the bag and of course she got into those. Within the 5 minutes was alone she had bitten into the package, taken a bite and vomited everything in her belly up. Is that a normal reaction to someone who has Celiacs? Is that all it takes???? One bite and immediate vomiting after you're not used to the gluten??

Before when she was on gluten and we didn't know it she just had diarrhea and now that she's been off of it for so long it's immediate vomiting?? Crazy! I just wish we knew if it was Celiacs or an allergy but of course she's too young AND with that reaction there is no way she can be on gluten for any amount of time to have the test!

Linda

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My daughter had constipation as a symptom prior to dx (never vomited). After 3 years gluten-free she was given the wrong pasta in a restaurant and began vomiting within a hour. We haven't had any other gluten exposures since then but I definitely think the vomiting was a gluten reaction. Tania

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