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If a child that has celiac disease and the other child doesn't have, eat from the same spoon, will the child without that disease will catch it ?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
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In brief: No!

Celiac disease is not an infectious disease that you can "catch" from somebody such as a cold.
Your child may have a celiac sensitivity, not the disease. They have a problem with Gliadin, a protein common in wheat. You live in Calgary. They have a great Children's Hospital. Make sure that your child really has it. It is overdiagnosed.

In brief: No!

Celiac disease is not an infectious disease that you can "catch" from somebody such as a cold.
Your child may have a celiac sensitivity, not the disease. They have a problem with Gliadin, a protein common in wheat. You live in Calgary. They have a great Children's Hospital. Make sure that your child really has it. It is overdiagnosed.
Dr. Charles Gordon
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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Pediatrics

In brief: Not contagious

It is caused by sensitivity to gluten which is a part of wheat cereal & other cereals like oats and rye. The only treatment is to avoid gluten and eat gluten free food. So the normal child cannot get it from eating with him. U need to be careful while sharing he does not get gluten because that will inflame his bowels leading to many symptoms & complications.

In brief: Not contagious

It is caused by sensitivity to gluten which is a part of wheat cereal & other cereals like oats and rye. The only treatment is to avoid gluten and eat gluten free food. So the normal child cannot get it from eating with him. U need to be careful while sharing he does not get gluten because that will inflame his bowels leading to many symptoms & complications.
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
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