Glutened? What to Do.

in Basics, Celiac, Features
Published: June 5, 2015

There’s that dreaded tingling on your skin, your head is starting to pound and your insides feel fit to burst. Despite your best efforts, you’ve been glutened. But is there a way to minimize the misery? Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, offers some do’s and a definite don’t:

  • Rest and ride it out while drinking lots of water to clear out your system as efficiently as possible.
  • Do not take an Immodium or other constipating drug to ward off diarrhea (see previous point).
  • If the pain and diarrhea lasts more than five days, call your doctor. In rare cases, you may be given a steroid such as prednisone to suppress the inflammation in your gut.