Maybe I was glutened..

We had friends over last weekend for hotpot. Most of my friends know I am on a very strict diet and we made sure to explain the “rules” before we ate. Basically we had a pot that is divided in two. I put my broth in one side and I was the only one cooking meat and veggies in it. The other side people could put noodles, tofu etc… We did a test to make sure nothing leaked from one side to the other and it was all fine.

Well it turns out that one of our friends put some dumplings (wheat flour coated) in my side by accident and they quickly took it out. I did cook my stuff in that side and may have gotten gluten contamination from it. Anyone know if a 6 day latency period can happen with Dermatitis Herpetiformis?


I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.


  1. Just came across your blog. Sitting up at 4.30 in the morning after being up half the night itching like crazy. I wouldnt be surprised either. My husband has been making (poison) bread for him and the kids, and I think I have been contaminated, because my skin has flared up so badly the worst since I was diaganosed with Coeliacs a year ago.

  2. @Elizabeth Jury I had worse skin flare-ups after going gluten-free that were most likely caused by small amounts or cross contamination. It’s very important to get at least part of the kitchen gluten-free for yourself if you can.

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