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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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went to the derm today and he said my 'hives' are not DH. he thinks i have chronic urticaria. i think he's an a**. i explained that i believe that wheat causes me to break out and he said i could have an allergy, not necessarily have celiac. i only get hives 'everywhere' (literally) from the waist down. they look like huge mosquito bites and then fade into small, red bumps. when i have a 'flare up' they burn and itch uncontrollably.

i refuse to take zyrtec my whole life!

does anyone have just a wheat allergy? what are your symptoms?

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I have the same problem! Every time I eat anything containing wheat or touch wheat or walk into a bakery I breakout into hives and get massive stomach problems. I took myself off of wheat for 2 years. I finally got great insurance and got allergy tested. I do not have a wheat allergy. My allergist told me I had "very sensitive skin" and no allergies. She also did a blood test for celiac... even though I told her I hadn't eaten gluten for 2 years. Since the test was negative, according to her I am just a "very allergic person" but she told me to go ahead and eat gluten. I do not think she is very educated.

I would go ahead and get tested for food allergies. At least you would know for sure.

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Ive had the hive problem for 9 years both wheat and dairy. If I stay away from both (which is very hard to do since those are the 2 main ingredients in most everything)...I am fine as long as Im far from the two. Only I break out on my face which is very annoying and the only topical solution which is not a cure all I use 2.5% hydro-cortisone I apply it at night and it usually stops the weeping from the hives....I break out in spots like 2 to 3 at a time but it looks as though Ive been shot in the face by a shotgun. Most of the time its accidental intake of one or the other. If it is in a large dose I break out in a rash on my forearms and inner thighs which does not weep but itches like there is no tomorrow and wont stop for days on end it seems. The cure for that is foot spray which soothes the itching. Other than that since I have no insurance I try to watch what I eat and touch.

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It doesn't specifically have to be an allergy to cause hives. Food intolerances (apart from food allergies) can cause all sorts of dermatological symptoms. Gluten makes my face break out.

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