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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. New Celiac Infant

    Thanks for the advise. My son has only been gluten free for a little over a week now. Last night I read an entire book on living gluten free an it was very helpful as well. We have decided to go completely gluten free home because it will be a lot easier and I think we can find ways to cook more over time (since this is so new to us). We have a long ways to go but I am now starting to feel like we are making headway.
  2. New Celiac Infant

    We just found out that our 1 year old has Celiac. We have removed most gluten from our entire families diet but there are still a few things we have not removed (cerel, spaghetti - don't like the taste, goldfish). My 3 year old is very good at making sure his cereal or goldfish are ate at the table and not shared with our 1 year old. His symptoms are a lot better but occationally he still has loose stools, so I am wondering if we might be cross contaminating by having the foods in the house. How do you deal with other gluten in the house but still protect a 1 year old from ingesting it?
  3. Just after my son turned 1 year old he started having really bad diarrhea. The doctor told us for about 6 weeks that that it was a virus and we just had to wait for him to get over it. I felt that wasn't right but we waited some more, trusting our doctor. Then he stayed with my in-laws for a weekend and my mother-in-law said she thought it was a gluten allergy. So rather than listen to the doctor we went to the store and bought gluten free food. He got better within a week. So we are 90% sure that he has celiac disease. We have had some issues with diarrhea but not nearly as bad as before (I think it is because I am not experienced at reading labels yet so there was some hidden gluten). We went to our doctor again and he still said it was just another virus but did write a referral for an allergist. Today we had our visit to the allergist. They did a scratch test and he was not allergic to wheat, milk, egg, rye, oat, or soy. The allergist does think that he has celiac disease due to the family history (mother-in-law) and the symptoms. However, he said our son was too young to do the blood test but he would do it in six months. He said to keep the gluten free diet. But then he said the blood test will most likely show negative since he will not have gluten in his system. I don't understand why we would do a blood test on an 18 month old if you already know it will be negative. Has anyone experienced a diagnosis for a child this young?