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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 pet birds and wonder if handling their food (contains wheat) might cause a reaction or if I just wash my hands carefully, that this would not be a problem. Along these lines, they create a certain amount of dust in the air as they crunch up seeds and their nutritional pellets--what about this?

I imagine dog food and other pet foods that come in pellet form contain wheat so...what's the deal? :unsure:

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I have pet birds and wonder if handling their food (contains wheat) might cause a reaction or if I just wash my hands carefully, that this would not be a problem. Along these lines, they create a certain amount of dust in the air as they crunch up seeds and their nutritional pellets--what about this?

I imagine dog food and other pet foods that come in pellet form contain wheat so...what's the deal? :unsure:

The gluten which damages coeliacs actually has to reach the smalll intestine so you are safe just handling food and carefully washing your hands afterwards.

Inhaling wheat dust should not be a problem to a coeliac either- you have to actually eat gluten & get it in your digestive system to damage your villi.

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