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does wheat bran have a high gluten content?

I ask because on moday arvo i ate some little pancakes made with wheatbran an egg and yoghurt and the next morning i woke up with a red itchy rash on my neck. i suffer from excema but this was slightly different but definitely not the celiac rash (cant think of the name) its now friday night and it has gone away mostly just have some dry patches. i also have dermatitis on my fingers that will flare up from time to time and never really goes away but havnt been able to link flare ups to anything in particular.

I have had gut problems that could be related to gluten but have never been able to make any direct link of symptoms to gluten containing foods and have had the blood tests and they came back negative.

since the rash has gone i plan to eat some wheat bran tomorrow to see if i get the same reaction.

i know that if you have celiac any amount of gluten can cause symptoms but could having a high gluten content food cause a more obvious reaction?

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"since the rash has gone i plan to eat some wheat bran tomorrow to see if i get the same reaction."

Umm, why? You got a reaction from it, and you want to repeat this experience?

Yes, the more gluten you eat, the more reaction you will get. If externally you are getting rashes, and you believe you might have celiac, imagine what you could be doing to your intestines. :o Avoid the injury! (Going for the dramatic here!) Save yourself!!! Don't eat it, Just say NO! :P

But really, don't eat it--bad news.

-Daisy

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Yeah.

Wheat bran is part of wheat. I wouldn't eat it.

Sounds like you are doing some sort of test.

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I'm with them.....wheat bran is gluten, whether its high content or not, you had a rash! Why on earth would you test that out on yourself again?

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If it were me, I'd eat it again. I'd want to be absolutely sure gluten is causing problems before eliminating it for the rest of my life. You didn't say if you're eating gluten free right now? If not, you may want to for a few weeks first. Then try the wheat bran in/on a food that you're eating that definitely doesn't cause you to break out. If the pancakes were a new food for you, you may be reacting to the bran or to another ingredient.

And have you been tested for wheat allergy? I don't know much about wheat allergies, but I always thought a red rash meant allergy and not intolerance. (I could be WAY off here, though, so take this with a large grain of salt

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yea i was tryna do a test to see if it wasnt just a fluke thing.

im not currently gluten free since i havnt been able to atribute any of my symptoms directly to gluten and blood tests were negative and havent been game enough to cut it out

the only ingedients in the pancakes were egg yoghurt and wheat bran, i dont think iv eaten wheat bran before but i eat yoghurt and egg all the time thats why i thought it could have been the wheat but in saying that i eat gluten foods all the time too

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You could always try eating barley to take wheat out the equation altogether.

Good luck!

Barley :ph34r:

If your are eating gluten free I would pass on the barley.

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Barley :ph34r:

If your are eating gluten free I would pass on the barley.

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I meant that the OP could test her reaction to gluten by eating barley. That way she would know if she reacted to wheat due to a wheat allergy vs due to gluten.

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