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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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I have a two year old daughter that has been diagnosed with Celiac's Disease. I have found previously that oranges and orange juice cause a severe rash on her bum after she has a bowel movement. I cut the oranges from her diet and the rash went away. Yesterday, Victoria drank some orange juice from her sister's glass. When Victoria had her next bowel movement, her skin became severely inflamed and sore. Since then she has had 6 diarrhea diapers with her skin becoming more and more inflamed. This may sound odd, but is is almost like the stool itself is burning her skin. Open sores have appeared on her bum, and the stool is almost black. She is used to having diarrhea when exposed to wheat or gluten, but has never gotten a rash like this with that exposure. She also has a severe allergy to strawberry, raspberry and blackberry. Is it possible that this is an allergic reaction to the orange and if it is causing this type of reaction to her skin, should I be concerned about the damage to the bowel itself?

Thank you.

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Sorry to hear your baby is having troubles too. Mine is also 2. We just tested her for celiacs - negative for now, but she has the gene so who knows. Her problem seems to be a dairy allergy. She has TERRIBLE diarreah and rashes as a reaction. Within 24 hrs she will have a blistery, fire red, rash on her bum. And yes we have days of liquid pourable poops. It is painful for her and me to change it :P She has only been dairy free a few weeks, so we have had a few accidents and always the same reaction. The most recent rash extended to her legs and torso.

During her biopsy, they said her intestines were chronically inflammed. Sounds painful to me. She reacts to the slightest amount of a milk protein. What I am getting at is that when your child has that kind of rash, there is some kind of damage in the intestines - maybe or maybe not gluten reaction. Black stools is something to be concerned about, so ask the dr if it continues.

I feed her a steady flow of yogurt and probiotics when she has a reaction. It seems to help heal the outside rash so I hope it heals the inside pains too. Both if them put the correct enzymes and things back in the bowels.

FYI: Juice can contain gluten. Usually mixed juices are questionable - like banana, pineapple, OJ flavored juice. Call the manufacturer and see if that could be a gluten reaction.

Hope she feels better soon.

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