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Hello. I am learning so much from everyone here. My 8 yr old son has been having some stomach problems. Presently he is under the care of a GI doc in ATL. They ran a celiac panel and said it was normal. I do not have the results to post at this time. The doc also said that the tests are only 95% accurate. So we are playing the waiting game now. Presently they are treating him with acid blockers and miralax. Tonight at dinner I noticed his cheeks, chin and ears were really red and he looked like he didn't feel well. He said he was o.k. Any idea what would cause this?

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My 5 year old gets red cheeks and ears too...I've read it could be allergies, but we haven't had my son allergy tested as of yet. We need to though, b/c I'm sure he's sensitive to other foods. Last summer, he ate some strawberries, and within 5 minutes his cheeks and ears were bright red. When his cheeks go red, he also gets very agitated and angry. Hope this helps some!

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My 5 year old gets red cheeks and ears too...I've read it could be allergies, but we haven't had my son allergy tested as of yet. We need to though, b/c I'm sure he's sensitive to other foods. Last summer, he ate some strawberries, and within 5 minutes his cheeks and ears were bright red. When his cheeks go red, he also gets very agitated and angry. Hope this helps some!

Not sure what would cause this, possibly allergies. Our son who we are suspecting Celiac gets very red hot ears and then us very irritable. We always thought this was his teeth coming in, but now he has all of his teeth and this is still occurring.

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Not sure what would cause this, possibly allergies. Our son who we are suspecting Celiac gets very red hot ears and then us very irritable. We always thought this was his teeth coming in, but now he has all of his teeth and this is still occurring.

Oops sorry meant to reply to dixibell.

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Not sure what would cause this, possibly allergies. Our son who we are suspecting Celiac gets very red hot ears and then us very irritable. We always thought this was his teeth coming in, but now he has all of his teeth and this is still occurring.

Thank you for your responses. I guess we are off to find an allergy doc. too.

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I would always get the red ears, especially as a child. Nearest I can tell, it's from gluten, as I no longer get that, or the red cheeks.

AFAIK, the tests aren't as accurate as 95%. Some tests are better than others, but not that good. Perhaps he meant the genetic tests, but that doesn't confirm Celiac. If I'm incorrect, I'm confident someone will point it out.

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My son got the red ears before the diagnosis and before gluten free. Now he doesn't get them anymore. 10 years old at diagnosis. I have only heard of it as a symptom anecdotally.

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I'm 38 years old and in the past year I've noticed when I eat bread or certain foods, my ears will turn red and are incredibly hot. Followed by my nose and cheeks. The other night, I had a half a pint of stout beer, 30 minutes later my entire face was red like I had a sunburn. Today I ate some food which had gluten and I had the same reaction. I also ate strawberries, pineapple and some other foods. Anyways, it's just strange for this to happen to me later in life. I know people can just develop an allergy to things overtime, but does anyone else have this happen? I thought it was from eating something spicy. 

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Hi,

It could be an allergy to wheat.  Or it could be the beginning stages of DH (dermatitis herpetiformis), a condition associated with celiac disease.  That's just a guess though.

You should probably get an allergy test right away.  Allergies are nothing to ignore, as they can suddenly start getting much worse.  Sometimes they become life-threatening suddenly.  Better safe than sorry.

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53 minutes ago, tonyajayne said:

Anyways, it's just strange for this to happen to me later in life.

It happened to me when I was 63. Now that I have been GFD for three years, I am seeing complaints, some from early childhood just correcting themselves. Whatever your specific diagnosis, if a Gluten Free Diet proves to help you, there is no other treatment.

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