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    Vonnie
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    Hi. I'm recently diagnosed with Celiac gene and this is my first post.

    I've always noticed sensitivity to grains, wheat, corn, rice, etc. – it will often show up as a sinus inflammation immediately, clogged nostrils. It also happens when I put a facial cream on with those ingredients.

    Tonight we were at a good-quality Chinese restaurant (which actually has some GF dishes on the menu). I order 2 vegetable dishes just with oil and garlic. One was fine, but the other seemed to have a thicker sauce which I believe to have had corn starch (despite the fact that I had specifically asked them not to). The sauce got thicker upon standing.

    So I had my reactions, clogged sinuses, etc. for a short time, maybe 30-60 minutes.

    Does anyone know – now that my symptoms have gone, has my body cleared everything out or does it take some period of time to recover from eating this allergen? I had also heard that with exposure there may be long-term effects to the villi in the intestines, etc.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Peter Osborne
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    Vonnie,

    Your body is very resilient, and should recover provided you feed it properly.  However; in the future you might want to reconsider where and how often you dine out.  There is always the potential for cross contamination and server ingnorance. 

    All the best,

    Dr. OSmile

    #8849
    farmwife67
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    that is true about restaurants.  One time I ordered a steak with no seasoning with a salad with no croutons and no dressing. It did't say on the menu that bread came with the dinner.  They brought out the steak with a great big piece of garlic bread laying on top.  I sent it back and apologized and explained again it was because of allergies, they were very good and brought me another. But, it is scary!

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