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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 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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I have noticed that since going gluten free, I am much more sensitive to the sun and also to bug bites. I can be out in the sun just a very small amount of time and come away with a burn. I used to be able to stay out for hours!!

Also...when I get a bug bite it swells up and makes a LARGE welt. I have never had them swell to this size before.

I was just curious if anyone else had noticed themselves being more sensitive to the sun and bug bites since being gluten free.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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The weather channel did a report on the sun the other day, saying it is 20 degrees higher in the sky than normal, so it is where it would normally be in July. Maybe that is the reason for burning easier. It only took 30 minutes in the sun for me to get a sunburn on my back that took 3 days to quit hurting (it was bright red) in April. I thought maybe it was the sun thing. I never thought of it being related to to being gluten-free. Bugs have always loved to bite me.

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Hi all,

I was diagnosed about a year ago, but have been a little slow on the learning curve. I've finallyhad it with one thing... my reactions to mosquito bites seem to be getting more and more severe. Would this be somehow related to celiac disease? Is there any advice you can offer? The bumps last for about a week now, and sometimes swell up as if I was in an accident, with red dots within the bite area itself... help, please!

thanks,

Will S

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You can also become more sensitive to mosquito bites over time - without it being connected to the gluten (or lack thereof) in your diet. It's much like developing an allergy, though that's not to say it would ever become life threatening. I'm also HIGHLY sensitive to bug bites - with a mosquito bite swelling up to the diameter of my fist (though not that tall, of course! :-) ). You can try adding vit B to your diet, if you aren't already taking some, as that _can_ help, but other than that... bug spray, bug spray, and more bug spray. :-/

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