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Children and teens living with celiac disease have unique needs, so Beyond Celiac teamed up with the Center for Celiac Disease at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to answer the most frequently asked question about managing celiac disease and living gluten-free in the pediatric population.
Special thanks to the pediatric celiac disease experts at CHOP for their help with answering these questions!
Can malabsorption be caused by non-celiac gluten sensitivity? If not, what could it be?
Should I be concerned with malabsorption in my 14 year old son who has celiac disease?
My daughter is still nauseous a week after going gluten-free. Is this a side effect of celiac or possibly something else?
If my child has celiac disease, can she still play with Play-Doh?
Can an unborn baby get celiac disease from its mother?
We are planning a skiing vacation. Will the high altitude affect my daughter's celiac disease?
I have celiac disease and my child is at risk for developing it too. What can I do to minimize the risk?
Can children with celiac disease become ill from touching gluten containing foods, even if they don't consume them?
What is the benefit of confirming celiac disease with an endoscopy?
Is it important to have separate cooking utensils and pots in the kitchen for gluten eaters and non-gluten eaters?
Is there any relation to delayed loss of baby teeth and celiac disease?
My daughter has several celiac disease symptoms that doctors overlooked over time. What tests should I run for malabsorption?
How often should my 15 year old be getting an endoscopy?
Will gluten affect the ability of a child with celiac disease to concentrate in school?
What is the likelihood of something that is not gluten-free like shampoo and other topical stuff causing harm someone with this disease?
My kids have been gluten-free for 2 years now with amazing results. Is a tax deduction the only reason I should have them actually tested and diagnosed?
My daughter has not gained weight in a year. Should I have her tested for celiac disease?
How common is peripheral neuropathy in children with celiac?
My children had positive high blood serum tests. However, the child specialist did some extra gene testing and said neither one would develop the disease. Shouldn't a biopsy be done for a proper diagnosis?
After 2 years on a gluten-free diet, my son is still very sensitive to fiber - like nuts, oats and corn. Are other children with celiac disease also sensitive to fiber, sugar and fats?
I just read that researchers have found that retinoic acid is a trigger for the inflammatory response to gluten. Should my daughter not use Retin-A topically?
Can gluten sensitivity or celiac be triggered suddenly after the type of bread changes?
Do children with celiac have a tendency to have Vitamin D deficiencies? Other than a multi-vitamin, what do you recommend to boost vitamin D levels?
I have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. What are the chances that my 15-year-old daughter might develop this as well?