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Can Celiacs Use A Heat Bag Made Of Wheat?

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I use one often. Haven't noticed any adverse effects. It's not an allergy we have - it's an autoimmune disease from ingesting it.

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Hi,

My mother is 90 and for the past few years has developed Eczema like rash (on top of being Celiac, nearly blind, almost deaf and fragile this seems like the last straw!) I was wondering if her continued use of a wheat bag could be aggravating / causing this. Having read the above it seems unlikely but maybe the rice bags would be a safer bet (hot water bottles are too dangerous in terms of filling up)...any thoughts on if this is misguided or where I could buy wheat bags? John

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Hi,

My mother is 90 and for the past few years has developed Eczema like rash (on top of being Celiac, nearly blind, almost deaf and fragile this seems like the last straw!) I was wondering if her continued use of a wheat bag could be aggravating / causing this. Having read the above it seems unlikely but maybe the rice bags would be a safer bet (hot water bottles are too dangerous in terms of filling up)...any thoughts on if this is misguided or where I could buy wheat bags? John

We make our own rice bags out of flannel fabric. The main problem with them is that they are very heavy. I think there are now packs like an ice pack but that you microwave.

Here's one kind

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Thermalon-Moist-Heating-Pad-With-Pocket-1ct/16608831?ci_sku=16608831&ci_src=14110944&sourceid=1500000000000007346330

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I use to use the wheat kind but the smell in the microwave bothered me and it just got old. Last year I brought the Carex Bed Buddy around $8-10 it's filled with oat and rice and you don't have to put water in the microwave. You can also freeze it or microwave.

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I couldn't use these as hot gluten burns my sinuses, (I had chronic sinusitis which is only very slowly subsiding now I am gluten-free). If I don't get away from the smell sharpish I start to get "glutening" symptoms. I guess this might be a wheat allergy reaction, but I haven't been able to have any tests for this yet.

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