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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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Sorry for another question, but does anyone have a problem with sore spots on the scalp? My hair is looking such a mess and I want to put a colour on it but I have sore spots keep coming. As soon as one lots goes another one or two appear. Could this be related to Celiac too? Thank you

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Hi Jo, I've had this problem for about 15 years..it can be really itchy and at first I thought I had headlice! Since going gluten free, it was one of my first symptoms to 'nearly' clear after about 4 weeks. However, if I get gluttened its back! Coffee also seems to aggravate it but unfortunately Im abit of a coffee addict. When I drink herb teas and water etc the spots virtually go completely if Im gluten free.

I'm due a hair colour too so I know exactly what you mean :(

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Hi VeggieGal and thank you. It's driving me nuts! I don't drink coffee so that one is out. I am just trying to join all the dots :)

Jo

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Maybe you have an allergy to something else. I'm hoping to get some allergy testing done soon.

Since being dx with celiac, Im more body aware of other allergies/intolerances which I shrugged off before, so will be good to know for sure. Helen

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Yes , Helen, we need to get questions answered don't we? It's knowing which questions to ask. It all seems a bit overwhelming at the moment. Hope you get those tests sorted soon.

Jo

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We'll get there Jo, now we're on the right track :)

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We will Helen. I feel so much better from finding this forum, everyone had been so kind and helpful.

Jo

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This forum is brill Jo..you'll find out an abundance of info, meet some lovely supportive people and have some laughs along the way :)

Welcome!

Helen

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Thank you Helen. I have been in a bit of a black cloud, but it has lifted since joining. It's a relief to be able to say how I feel without feeling I am burdoning anyone, because you all know how it feels.

Jo

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Oh yes we certainly do, Jo! You're in the right place...things can only improve now :)

helen

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Have you checked your hair care products for wheat?

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Have you checked your hair care products for wheat?

Hi, no I haven't, never thought about that. I read that gluten can't be absorbed through your skin because the molecules are too large, or something like that. But I suppose it could affect your skin like an allergy. Thank you.

Jo

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Hi, no I haven't, never thought about that. I read that gluten can't be absorbed through your skin because the molecules are too large, or something like that. But I suppose it could affect your skin like an allergy. Thank you.

Jo

While gluten cannot be absorbed through intact skin if you have open sores it can IMHO be absorbed into the blood stream through those sores. Celiac is an autoimmune reaction and having gluten in contact with any body tissue can keep the autoimmune reaction going. Also if you are using products containing gluten most will leave some sort of residue which if your hands come into contact with can be transfered to your mouth. An allergic response is also possible.

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There seems to be so much to think about, And I don't even know if I have any sensitivity yet.

Jo

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hi dozey,

 

just thought i'd throw this out there, but when I was searching for gluten free hair products, I ended up buying the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Shampoo and Condition.  I found it at Target, and it is gluten free which is marked on the bottle.  I've never had sores on my scalp, but it can get dry, and I've definitely noticed this line restores moisture.  There are some starter kits that can be bought from Walgreens to test it out.  here are two links:

 

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/shea-moisture-hair-repair-%26-transition-kit/ID=prod6057768-product

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/shea-moisture-organic-curl-%26-shine-kit/ID=prod6057765-product

 

hope this helps!

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hi dozey,

 

just thought i'd throw this out there, but when I was searching for gluten free hair products, I ended up buying the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Shampoo and Condition.  I found it at Target, and it is gluten free which is marked on the bottle.  I've never had sores on my scalp, but it can get dry, and I've definitely noticed this line restores moisture.  There are some starter kits that can be bought from Walgreens to test it out.  here are two links:

 

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/shea-moisture-hair-repair-%26-transition-kit/ID=prod6057768-product

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/shea-moisture-organic-curl-%26-shine-kit/ID=prod6057765-product

Hi there. I take it you are in America. I will take a look at those sites or see if there is anything of the same name available in the UK. They sound nice products. Thank you

 

hope this helps!

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yep, I am in America.  try posting a question in the gluten free foods, products category with the heading "Gluten Free Shampoo in UK."  sorry I can't be more helpful  :(

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yep, I am in America.  try posting a question in the gluten free foods, products category with the heading "Gluten Free Shampoo in UK."  sorry I can't be more helpful  :(

Thanks. I was searching for products last night but some brands don't say if they are gluton free or not. I will have to send off some emails.

Jo

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