Categorized: Living With Celiac Disease

How should someone with celiac disease treat diarrhea?

Treat diarrhea just like anyone who does not have celiac disease: drink plenty of fluids and seek medical care if the diarrhea causes any additional problems, such as dehydration, dizziness, high fever, bloody stools, etc., or does not stop within a few days.

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Is tapioca bad for someone with celiac disease?

Tapioca is a refined starch, and is used in many gluten-free products. Eating too much of any food is not suggested as part of a balanced diet. Thus, consuming too many products made from tapioca starch or made from other refined carbohydrates is not recommended. Rather, incorporating whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, amaranth,… Read more »

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Is gluten found in breast milk?

There is little to no human research about the effect of gliadin, which is the portion of gluten that passes through breast milk. However, in animal studies it has been shown to have a protective effect, or help the child build up a tolerance to gluten. We don’t know for certain, but the best evidence… Read more »

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What ingredients should I avoid in cosmetic products?

Gluten is only toxic to celiac patients and patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) if ingested. Because gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin, the use of cosmetic and shampoos containing gluten has not been shown to be detrimental to patients with celiac disease or DH. However, we do recommend gluten-free lip products, hand lotions and… Read more »

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