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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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ive cut out gluten for awhile, and yesterday I used shampoo body wash and conditioner that contained it. right after i showered i felt sick the whole day. later in the day when i was laying bed, i realized my right side of my tongue was swollen, and when i swallowed it was difficult. today my neck is sore, my throat is scratchy, and still a little hard to swallow. anyway, could i have accidentally ingested a small amount from the products? would it cause the same reaction even if it was just a little bit. im new to this please help me :) :[

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If you ingested gluten from the shampoo or body wash, even a little bit accidentally, then yes, it could cause a reaction. Plus, you might not be over your reaction from the glutening by the pumpkin seeds just a couple of days ago...it can take a while for the reaction to gluten to subside. Having said that, throat swelling and difficulty breathing are signs of a serious allergic reaction. If you didn't have difficulty breathing, it might just be a gluten reaction as I have seen people report sore throat from gluten contamination, even though it might not be common.

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If you ingested gluten from the shampoo or body wash, even a little bit accidentally, then yes, it could cause a reaction. Plus, you might not be over your reaction from the glutening by the pumpkin seeds just a couple of days ago...it can take a while for the reaction to gluten to subside. Having said that, throat swelling and difficulty breathing are signs of a serious allergic reaction. If you didn't have difficulty breathing, it might just be a gluten reaction as I have seen people report sore throat from gluten contamination, even though it might not be common.

thank you so much eatmeat4good :P i appreciate your help SO MUCH FRIEND<3:)

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How are you feeling now? Did the reaction subside fairly quickly?

I only ask when I was thinking that the reaction you mentioned might possibly be a sign of coming down with a nasty case of influenza, too - it often has sudden onset and can cause those symptoms, too. :-(

Have you been tested for an allergy to wheat, rye, or barley? If you haven't been, and the reaction was an allergic one and was enough to cause problems in your throat and mouth like that, I would really encourage you to get tested and get an epipen.

The amount of wheat in a shampoo or conditioner is not much, and to cause this? It's a good bet that bigger hit with wheat could put your life in danger. An epipen sounds like a real necessity.

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