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.
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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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I'd recommend Vick's VapoRub... Here is the product listing including the ingredients list:
It may say cough suppressant but it has many uses, including for congestion, sore muscles/joints, and I'm sure it could aid a sore throat
Yes steroids will give a false negative on the DH tests. In addition many doctors will biopsy the lesions when they need to look for antibodies in the intact skin next to active lesions. There are also some times when folks with DH will have negative blood work. Don't know why. After all celiac related testing is done do give the diet a good strict try. At the top of the Coping section is the 'Newbie 101' thread that has a lot of info for you on what you need to do when you are either diagnosed or giving the gluten free diet a try.
We are major pizza lovers, so the struggle has been real trying to find good gluten free pizza. We have tried any brand we've come across in many different stores. The best we have found is Sabatasso's from Costco. They might sell it other places as well. We buy our own toppings and make variations other than cheese. Our household has thick and thin crust lovers and this brand manages to satisfy us all.
If your doctor gave you a tis transglutaminase tTG blood test, and your number was atleast 150 (normal is less than 15), by standards of diagnosing celiac in Europe, and now apparently in the USA (according to my pediatric gastroenterologist) , you are confirmed celiac with no need for an upper endoscopy.