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What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?

What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?

Variable Sx; slight: Celiac can have variable sx, incl gas, bloat, diarrhea, wt loss, rarely gain, constipation, joint aches and pains (often from vitamin d def), fatigue (often from iron def), osteoporosis, swallowing probl, rarely liver probl. Can get screened with blood testing, and/or genetic testing. Assoc with other autoimmune diseases such as ibd, psoriasis, rheum arth, lupus, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Does having chronic urticaria, celiac, & dermatitis make me vulnerable to food allergies? Tested neg for foods, but still paranoid of nuts, fish, etc.

Does having chronic urticaria, celiac, & dermatitis make me vulnerable to food allergies? Tested neg for foods, but still paranoid of nuts, fish, etc.

No: The most reliable test for food allergy is a safe challenge. Labs are for confirmation. Some chronic urticaria patients try an elimination diet, occasionally with benefit. If you have bona fide chronic urticaria and celic sprue and some unspecified skin problem, avoiding foods because of allergies you have no real reason to think you have will make your life even more unmanageable. Your dr agrees? ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between hives and celiac disease?

Is there a relationship between hives and celiac disease?

Possible: If your celiac disease is active, then the "stress" of the disease can make you break out in hives. Also malnutrition will cause your body to be "stressed" therby you will have hives. ...Read more

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42, no food allergies, but, i am scared to eat peanuts or fish. does my celiac disease and my chronic urticaria increase my allergy chances to these?

42, no food allergies, but, i am scared to eat peanuts or fish. does my celiac disease and my chronic urticaria increase my allergy chances to these?

No: No relative risk of peanut or fish allergy in this context. If you eat fish and peanuts without history of immediate reaction, then your risk is very low. If you strictly avoid these foods, then an Allergist can perform testing to begin to quantify risk and this can be followed by supervised food trials to confirm absence of allergy. ...Read more

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What is the connection between celiac disease & dermatitis herpetiformis?

What is the connection between celiac disease & dermatitis herpetiformis?

Autoimmune assoc: Autoimmune connection. Not all patients with celiac get dermatitis herpetiformis (chronic, recurrent skin eruption); most patients with term hep have celiac. The skin rash is a marker for the gut disease, and patients should be tested for it. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


Dr. Ravi Chand
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more