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Need Advice About Dh Testing.


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#1 AmongtheFence33

 
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

Hi,

 

Sorry if this question has been posted before. 

 

I've just recently had breakouts of rashes on my leg and a burning/itching red spot on my back. My dermatologist said the rashes on my leg were eczema. 

 

I am thinking about getting a test done for DH on the leg. I've just started a gluten free diet this week (only a few days). Can that affect testing for DH? 

 

Thanks.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:13 AM

YES! You need to be actively eating gluten for even the dh biopsy. And I don't mean eat a cracker before the biopsy. Too many have gone down that road & been sorry they didn't stay on gluten as they were supposed to. You can't outsmart or cheat by not eating gluten for a while & then eating a little at the last minute. Sorry. Sad but true. If you want a dx then you need to go back to a full gluten diet right now! And stay on it until testing is completed.

And the dh biopsy is NOT taken directly ON a lesion or spot. It is taken from clear skin adjacent to a lesion.


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Self diagnosed dh Sept. 2011~~~ confirmed dx July 18, 2012
Gluten free Dec. 2011
Soy free Dec. 2011
Hubs self diagnosed dh March 30, 2012
Hubs gluten free March 30, 2012

Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.

 





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