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I have corn gluten allergy, what now ?

I have corn gluten allergy, what now ?

Avoidance: The current treatment for food allergies is reading ingredient labels to find foods that do not contain that particular food. A dietician or nutritionist can help with a diet if a person is having trouble. Corn allergy is fairly uncommon but corn is a very common ingredient. Fortunately, there are many gluten free products available now. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Candida vs. Gluten allergy? What's the difference?

Candida vs. Gluten allergy? What's the difference?

Unrelated: Candida is a common yeast/fungus found in the GI tract and can be a complication of using inhaled steroids for treating asthma. Also can be a cause of vaginitis after treatment with antibiotics. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains that in susceptible people is not digested leading to diarrhea. This is celiac disease and treated by eliminating gluten from the diet. ...Read more

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How will gluten allergy affect my digestive health?

How will gluten allergy affect my digestive health?

None, if gluten-free: A person with gluten allergy (celiac disease) gets strong allergic reactions to gluten in the small intestine, which causes the lining of the intestine to lose its ability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc... If he continues to eat gluten, he can become anemic, lactose intolerant, and have diarrhea, tummy pains, vitamin deficiency, etc... Symptoms go away if he is on a gluten-free diet. ...Read more

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Can you get dhystrotic eczema from a gluten allergy?

Can you get dhystrotic eczema from a gluten allergy?

Dyshydrotic eczema: Is is a rash that occurs on the hands, mostly on the palms and fingers from excess and, frequent washing, etc, it is not related to any food allergy. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of wheat allergy different that gluten allergy?

Are symptoms of wheat allergy different that gluten allergy?

Completely different: All ige-medited food allergies have the same symptoms, oral itching and hives if ingestion, progressing to anaphylaxis if large volume ingestion. Gluten intolerance in celiac disease causes an inflammatory bowel disease and in about 15% a blistering rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. ...Read more

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Can soy be bad for a person with a wheat and gluten allergy?

Can soy be bad for a person with a wheat and gluten allergy?

No: Not unless you are also allergic to soy. If you have a wheat & gluten allergy avoid barley and oat. Millet is a form of wheat so avoid that, too. White flour is wheat so avoid that. You may eat soy, corn, rice, manioc (poi), arrowroot, quinoa, and tapioca. ...Read more

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How do a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease differ?

How do a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease differ?

Autoimmune: Allergy is mediated by immunoglobulin e usually and doesnt damage the intestine wall. Celiac is a autoimmune disease where the antibodies attack the lining of the intestines and affect the absorption of food. Celiac can also lead to other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Sxs/mechanism: A true food allergy goes through the immune system and causes a sudden, potentially life threatening reaction (anaphylaxis) which includes hives, swelling, breathing sxs, GI sxs, heart sxs, nasal/eye sxs. This can be diagnosed by an allergist. Celiac is a different immune response to gluten in the gut. Symptoms can be more subtle (stomach sxs and others) and initial eval involves a blood test. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a gluten allergy but I'm still allergic to gluten free biscuits.?

Other ingredients: examine the other ingredients in the gluten free biscuits, also see if the gluten free biscuits were made in a factory that processes wheat because there may be some cross contamination. ...Read more

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Why does beer not affect my gluten allergy? Isn't beer made from grains containg gluten?

Why does beer not affect my gluten allergy?  Isn't beer made from grains containg gluten?

Some can: Most beers are filtered liquids and contain little to no gluten protein. Some beer, especially unfiltered, can exacerbate gluten intolerance. The amount of gluten in most beer is negligible though. Many patient with celiac will tolerate low amounts of gluten without difficulty. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of dieting gluten free if you don't have gluten allergy?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of dieting gluten free if you don't have gluten allergy?

Only disadvantages: If you don't have gluten allergy, restriction your diet from wheat and gluten is only putting a burden on your lifestyle. Plus, it is expensive to do so. The important rule about diet is a balance diet with everything in moderation. Regular exercise will make you healthy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease? Are both hereditary?

Genetic component: Gluten sesitiviy and celiac disease are the same for all practical purposes. There is a hereditary component to the disease in that it requires the presence of hla dq 2 or 8 marker and these markers are inherited. Early exposure to gluten in infancy increases the risk of developing gluten sensitivity, so there is an enviornmenatal factor also in addition to genetic one. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a gluten allergy at an older age? No family history, no allergies. Can any allergy happen at any age?

Is it possible to develop a gluten allergy at an older age? No family history, no allergies. Can any allergy happen at any age?

Yes: A 2010 study showed that there has been a fivefold increase of diagnosis of celiac disease over the past 30 years, and that many of the newly diagnosed were elderly. Even if someone is had a negative test for celiac disease many years in the past, it is possible for them to go on to test positive later in life. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have had trouble gaining weight all my life and was recently told that it may be because of a gluten allergy or sensitivity. What does this mean?

Leaking gut: Some of those with gluten sensitivity end up with physical changes in their intestines that prevent absorption of some of what you eat.If so, removal of gluten from your diet may allow the gut to heal and better absorption to occur.A variety of tests can confirm or exclude this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are signs of gluten allergy?

What are signs of gluten allergy?

6symptoms may: Anyone with gluten allergy may get any of theses ymptoms suggesting glue tin allergy as gastrointestinal symptoms ,headache ,migraine,irritationall mood shifts ,dizziness /balance difficulties and fatigue .But the blood test and other test confirm the diagnosis ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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Gluten Insensitivity (Definition)

Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being ...Read more