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My 5 year old has celiac disease. I change her diet but she still has diarrhea could there be more wrong?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
6 doctors agree

In brief: Hidden gluten

There are many hidden sources of gluten and cross contamination in food we eat.
You can have her blood tested for antibodies that should improve if she is following the diet. Speak to your health professional about the foods she eats as well as possibility of products that contain gluten you may be unaware of. A stool evaluation for other causes of diarrhea can be done by the pediatrician.

In brief: Hidden gluten

There are many hidden sources of gluten and cross contamination in food we eat.
You can have her blood tested for antibodies that should improve if she is following the diet. Speak to your health professional about the foods she eats as well as possibility of products that contain gluten you may be unaware of. A stool evaluation for other causes of diarrhea can be done by the pediatrician.
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Living with Gluten

First it can take months for the bowel to begin the complicated process of healing from within.
After primary resolution.many who will encounter gluten in unexpected sources:gravy on a meat, ice cream, treats of any form, school parties,etc.Even small exposures could trigger a flare in symptoms and return of diarrhea."Allergic Living Magazine is a good source for day to day information.

In brief: Living with Gluten

First it can take months for the bowel to begin the complicated process of healing from within.
After primary resolution.many who will encounter gluten in unexpected sources:gravy on a meat, ice cream, treats of any form, school parties,etc.Even small exposures could trigger a flare in symptoms and return of diarrhea."Allergic Living Magazine is a good source for day to day information.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Follow up with MD,RD

Follow up with your doc and dietician to make sure that 1) you are doing gluten free, 2) your daughter isn't "cheating"-intentionally or not, 3) nothing else is going on.

In brief: Follow up with MD,RD

Follow up with your doc and dietician to make sure that 1) you are doing gluten free, 2) your daughter isn't "cheating"-intentionally or not, 3) nothing else is going on.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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