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5Year Old-Gluten Free For 2 Years-Had Gluten At Preschool Today-Help!

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My son has been gluten free for 2 years-based on symptoms and also on enterolab results. However-at preschool he had a ritz cracker and a a small amount of cereal today(fri)-he was sick with a virus on tues and weds. How soon after ingesting the gluten would I see symptoms if any were to appear? It's been 3 hours so far. And what sort of symptoms might I see? I pumped him with vit c, elderberry and extra pro-biotics right when we got home-also because he was sick mid-week. What else can I do? I am freaking out! I know it's not "life threatening" but I also worry-it's a good lesson in reminding people he is gluten free and asking if food that I do not send is gluten free. Teacher feels awful as she is so so good about it but had an oops day. HELP

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Ugh! It depends. You could see initial reactions within a few hours, but may see reactions develop over the next day or so. My son was given gluten (lots of it) at a daycamp over Christmas break and I noticed extreme irritability immediately upon picking him up. Within about a day he developed a tic (which laster the better part of 6 weeks). He never said much about his stomach hurting though.

My son has been gluten free for 2 years-based on symptoms and also on enterolab results. However-at preschool he had a ritz cracker and a a small amount of cereal today(fri)-he was sick with a virus on tues and weds. How soon after ingesting the gluten would I see symptoms if any were to appear? It's been 3 hours so far. And what sort of symptoms might I see? I pumped him with vit c, elderberry and extra pro-biotics right when we got home-also because he was sick mid-week. What else can I do? I am freaking out! I know it's not "life threatening" but I also worry-it's a good lesson in reminding people he is gluten free and asking if food that I do not send is gluten free. Teacher feels awful as she is so so good about it but had an oops day. HELP

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My DD has some reactions almost immediately and then they continue for 24-48 hours. If it was a lot of exposure she also will develop a rash on her backside and legs usually the following day that lasts for several days.


Mom of a 2.5-year-old Celiac

9 -18 months only gained 1-2 lbs.

18-24 months went gluten-free after she started getting dermatitis herpetiformis upon gluten exposure and started gaining a pound a month

Food sensitivity test showed moderate sensitivity to gluten

IgE showed no allergies

Genetic test showed gene for Celiac

Pediatric Gastroenterologist says Celiac

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