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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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I have gluten free celiacs disease. Is it safe to replace regular flour with gluten free flour (i.E. Ben's mill)?

I have gluten free celiacs disease. Is it safe to replace regular flour with gluten free flour (i.E. Ben's mill)?

Yes: You're safe as long as you, as a celiac disease patient, avoid eating wheat, barley, rye products or any commercially-prepared food or drink that the label indicates contains gluten. Look toward to future and see my earlier answer about exciting prospects for celiac patients who may one day soon be able to enjoy gluten. ...Read more

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Can you all of a sudden be allergic to gluten. I'm 29 yrs old and all of a sudden im breaking out after i eat bread, flour, cakes. First time!?

Can you all of a sudden be allergic to gluten.  I'm 29 yrs old and all of a sudden im breaking out after i eat bread, flour, cakes. First time!?

Wheat allergy?: Gluten sensitivity typically presents with gastrointestinal symptoms. Gluten is found in many grains. However, "breaking out" suggests a rash and that may be an allergic reaction to wheat. There are reliable tests to discriminate between true wheat allergy and gluten sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease). An allergist can assist you in finding the trigger. ...Read more

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Always have bloating on lower abdomen i don't eat any gluten wheat dairy or flour i'm a pesco veggie too . I also eat organic and nothin processed?

Always have bloating on lower abdomen i don't eat any gluten wheat dairy or flour i'm a pesco veggie too . I also eat organic and nothin processed?

Some of the food: Your eating including veggies likely caused your bloating . If there's any concerns or worsening symptoms like increasing abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, bloody stools etc, go see a gi. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have dermatitis herpetiformis if my skin breaks with acne to flours, gluten, rice and oatmeal?

How to tell if I have dermatitis herpetiformis if my skin breaks with acne to flours, gluten, rice and oatmeal?

No: Since rice contains no gluten, your skin problem is not related to gluten, certainly not solely even if you are gluten-sensitive. ...Read more

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Can eating wheat or glutin cause an itchy reaction? I have an chronic ear itch that seems to go away when i cut out flour from my diet. Coincidence?

Can eating wheat or glutin cause an itchy reaction? I have an chronic ear itch that seems to go away when i cut out flour from my diet. Coincidence?

Wheat can cause itch: Gluten is a molecule found in wheat, barley, and rye. It is what gives bread it's chewy texture. Patients with celiac disease have immune reactions to gluten. Itchiness could be one symptom but not very common. Your pcp can draw a blood test to screen for celiac disease. A true wheat allergy, on the other hand can cause itchiness. This is best diagnosed by an allergist with skin testing. ...Read more

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