Q&A: Has any other Celiac had major diarrhea problems after exposure to air borne wheat?
Question by Angela W: Has any other Celiac had major diarrhea problems after exposure to air borne wheat?
I was taking a Culinary class and had air borne exposure for about
8 weeks of 2 days a week to wheat flour (cake, all purpose) and came down with a bad case of diarrhea for over 5 days, the doctor can’t tell me why, could it be the Celiac disease in the small intestines causing it?
Answer by Anama
Yes, actually it can be if that is your typical reaction to being glutened. If it goes in your nose and then is removed naturally (which means it drips down the back of your nose and then you swallow it), then yes, you can actually get a gluten reaction that way. I have a friend who won’t even go into a local specialty grocery store on certain days because of the flour flying around when they are baking!
Remember, it is only 20 parts per million that renders things no longer gluten free, so based on that, then yep, it could have been the airborne wheat flour. Try to stay totally away from that stuff, okay?
Also, re-check everything you have eaten lately. Sometimes companies throw us a curve and change ingredients or processing plants without letting us know and then we all suffer! I usually go back on whole foods when that happens (a glutening) and slowly add things back in to find out which “gf” food I am eating really isn’t.
Hope you feel better soon!
Give your answer to this question below!