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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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My son has not been diagnosed with celiac, but I am working on getting us both diagnosed. He is 20 months old (I guess he's considered a toddler, but he's still my baby) :)

Anyway, he usually has a horrible rash on his toosh and up the back from his toosh that we are used to seeing that I suspect is related to gluten and diarrhea. But, after I gave him a bath tonight I noticed a rash accross the back of his shoulders and neck and a few specs on his tummy. It's not as bad as his butt rash, but I wanted to hear if any mom's with kids had rashy type problems before their kids went gluten free? It looks a lot like a general skin rash, nothing near DH, etc. Can you share with me? I think it'll help when we go to the pediatrician. Also, any other symptoms I might not relate that you noticed in your child besides the failure to thrive, typical symptoms? Thanks so much! Sure wish he could talk to me and tell me how he's feeling!

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My twin girls who are 9 would always, for at least 2 years, want me to scratch their back constantly. On the top of their backs and down almost half they would have this rash. It was more 'invasive" looking that a typical heat rash and would really itch them. We tried things like changing shampoos, changing soaps, new laundry products but nothing would help. I would put hydrocortisone cream on the rash to help with the itching but that didn't help much. I would have to cut out all the tags on their clothes.

Guess what? They have been gluten free for almost 10 weeks and no more itchy back rash!! It just had to be related to gluten. Their skin is smooth and clear now.

But they still want mom to scratch their backs! :):)

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My little guy had it on the back of his neck and shoulders, down to the middle of his back. He was constantly itching also. We have been gluten free for 5 weeks and his rash is almost completely gone and he doesn't itch it anymore!

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