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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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  1. Thank you all so much for the suggestions and tips! It so nice to have such a wonderful place to turn to for advice!
  2. I'm mom of a newly diagnosed Celiac teen. She has always has an "itchy rash" in her "elbow pits" as we call them since she was little. It comes and goes. She was diagnosed ~1 month ago after being in extreme abdominal pain with nasuea, BAD gas, and diarrhea for ~2 months. She also suffers from depression/anxiety/panic attacks. Obviously this whole ordeal has been quite stressful. A week or so ago, she was glutinated and also in extreme stress about school. An itchy/burning rash popped up again in the elbow pits and down the front of her arms to her hands and also both knees. I have compared it to pictures of DH and it's pretty much a match. My questions are: 1. Does stress and/or gluten cause flare ups? 2. What do you use to calm the itching/burning? After trying cetaphil, cortisone cream and oral benadryl; she found some SolarCane and it finally gave some relief. The bumps went away in about 24ish hours, but the itchy/burning feel lasted 3-4 days. Thanks!
  3. I'm the mom of a newly diagnosed celiac 16 yr old daughter. She was diagnosed about a month ago, and since the "shock" has worn off, we are getting pretty good at the gluten-free diet. (We= me and her, I've gone gluten-free with her) We are doing pretty good finding gluten-free foods, but are struggling with pasta and burger/hot dog buns! Udi's are good, but seem more like a chibatti (?) roll. When we ate at Red Robin, I literally asked where they got the burger buns from (Cisco, by the way) Pasta-wise we have tried one brand (sorry can't remember the name) and it was not pleasant. Any recommendations? Oh, and tricks on how to make bread/buns "less dry"? Thanks!!