Is it possible to not have celiac disease and still be allergic to gluten?

Question by blue skies: Is it possible to not have celiac disease and still be allergic to gluten?
I don’t have celiac disease because I was tested, however, I do have acne/seb derm and feel that this could be due to an allergy to gluten. Is it possible to not have celiac disease and still be allergic to gluten?

Is it possible also, to grow up and develop an allergy to gluten even though at a younger age, you weren’t allergic?

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Answer by Zoe C
Yes, it is possible to not have celiac and still be allergic to gluten. Celiac disease is technically an intolerance, not an allergy. The symptoms may be similiar, but the way the body responds is different. With celiac disease, the body is unable to process and digest gluten but a person with a gluten allergy has a reaction when gluten is digested.

Your doctor will be able to explain this in more detail and administer tests to determine whether you have a gluten allergy.

I cannot answer whether you can grow into a gluten allergy, but as a person with Celiac Disease, I can attest that yes, it is possible to grow into Celiac Disease. My mother was diagnosed when I was 10 and since I was 15, have gradually grown into the disease.
Symptoms (typically resulting in intestinal damage) become more severe the longer you have the disease without knowing, so your best option may be to adhere to a gluten free diet, whether you are allergic or not.

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