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Can you get glutenized from kissing a beer drinker?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 01, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Nonceliac is drinking guinness, celiac is drinking wine. Stuff happens. Can the celiac get a gluten reaction from the fooling about that results? I'll upvote answers that speak to actual experience, not theory. In theory, vegetable oil doesn't contain soy proteins...

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on August 12, 2013
at 06:10 PM

I've read about a celiac farmer who could not heal on the gluten-free diet. He had stopped eating gluten, but he was handling grains for his cows. Only when he stopped physically touching the grains he got healed.

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on August 12, 2013
at 06:02 PM

Not helpful, not funny -1 for dumb response to serious question.

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on April 01, 2011
at 06:35 PM

Lest I venture into TMI territory, I developed some telltale red spots on my skin (chest, wrists, ankles) after a beer and wine soaked evening last week. These acne-like spots are dead ringers for what used to be a scourge of my life, the gluten rash, 99% conquered by my gluten-free diet. I suspect the Guinness in her mouth. That last line sounds like bad poetry...apologies...if we are to continue with this, it will be necessary to discuss lifestyle and food issues with my Guinness-drinking friend...

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on April 01, 2011
at 06:28 PM

I would say it really depends on the level of their allergy. If they're the kind that goes into anaphylactic shock from the stuff just being in the same room, I would say not to risk it.

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on April 01, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Romantic! Prudent, though. Nobody likes to get gluten cooties. I find that when I eat something I shouldn't what helps is ginger and bovine colostrum with a gelatin-containing meal. Of course we don't want to have to go into damage-control mode frequently if it could be avoided.

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on April 01, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Yes, sherpamelissa, for this precise reason my friend avoids eggs, peanuts, and all seafood so as not to start an allergic reaction in her allergic husband. The only time she has a Reese's peanut butter cup or her beloved Thai food is if she is sure to be apart from him for several days.

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on April 01, 2011
at 05:00 PM

I know people with peanut allergies can be affected by kissing someone that ate peanut butter, that is from experience. I don't know why gluten would be much different.

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on April 01, 2011
at 04:55 PM

I swear I saw someone mention a reaction from this on here once before but I can't find it.

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on April 01, 2011
at 03:36 PM

good question wjones.

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on April 01, 2011
at 07:21 PM

Yes, if you are celiac you can become glutenized by kissing someone who has recently eaten of drank gluten containing food or drink. It seems to be a known risk. I have always been careful about eating gluten containing food or drink around my girlfriend who is celiac.

Google

Coeliac disease 'prevents kissing'

Cosmetics like lipstick are also a risk for kissing as these can contain gluten. Also for females, don???t forget to brush any gluten crumbs out of mustaches and beards.

Remember though that celiac disease is a type IV hypersensitivity reaction and not a type I hypersensitivity like other allergies such as peanut allergy. This means you can only be glutenized by actually swallowing gluten proteins and not through skin contact.


Seeing as there is no scientific evidence on this subject I propose an scientific experiment to acurately quantify the risk. I would require the following:

  1. Beer.
  2. Several* attractive female celiacs.

*Replication of experiments is important.

However I suspect my girlfriend would object, even if it is in the interests of science.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on August 12, 2013
at 06:10 PM

I've read about a celiac farmer who could not heal on the gluten-free diet. He had stopped eating gluten, but he was handling grains for his cows. Only when he stopped physically touching the grains he got healed.

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on April 01, 2011
at 05:35 PM

I was recently glutened by something, and whatever it was, the amount was so small I can't figure it out. Three-four days later, I'm still not right. I would totally not take a chance on it until after they've rinsed several times and wiped their lips, and washed their hands should that kissing lead to anything else...

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on April 01, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Romantic! Prudent, though. Nobody likes to get gluten cooties. I find that when I eat something I shouldn't what helps is ginger and bovine colostrum with a gelatin-containing meal. Of course we don't want to have to go into damage-control mode frequently if it could be avoided.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on April 01, 2011
at 06:35 PM

Lest I venture into TMI territory, I developed some telltale red spots on my skin (chest, wrists, ankles) after a beer and wine soaked evening last week. These acne-like spots are dead ringers for what used to be a scourge of my life, the gluten rash, 99% conquered by my gluten-free diet. I suspect the Guinness in her mouth. That last line sounds like bad poetry...apologies...if we are to continue with this, it will be necessary to discuss lifestyle and food issues with my Guinness-drinking friend...

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61dadf631f8bf0e8555fdfdc04d4c4ec

on August 12, 2013
at 06:07 PM

My husband went completely gluten free for this reason....He doesn't drink beer so it was other things. I have Celiacs and would get hives around my mouth about 5 months after I went completely gluten free (cutting out ALL cross contamination risks) It was the only thing it could have been....my granny will kiss my face to this day and I will have a hive or welt come up mainly if she has just eaten....

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on August 12, 2013
at 05:38 PM

Yes - but don't limit your partner because of this.

Coeliac is an immune response to, among other laminar proteins, gliadin and hordein - gliaden being a component of gluten, and hordein being a water-soluble protein present in barley. Guinness, like most beer, contains significant hordein.

However, since hordein is water soluble, it's easily washed away. Just have your partner drink a little water before planting one on you, focusing on wetting their lips; should be fine.

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on August 12, 2013
at 05:41 PM

Yes, you can also be "glutenized" by looking at bread and/or thinking about it.

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on August 12, 2013
at 06:02 PM

Not helpful, not funny -1 for dumb response to serious question.

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