I have been suffering with a red rash around my mouth for some time. It extends above my lips all the way to under my jaw. Cortizone makes it go away, but then it comes back worse. I think the cortizone cream makes it worse. But I'm wondering if gluten intolerance is the cause. It looks like severe eczema.I also have been getting red, itchy patches all over my upper body and hands. I have been eating pretty healthy, but today I had 5 chocolate chip cookies and then I looked in the mirror and the whole area on my face was flaking. And all my red patches started itching so intense! Can gluten intolerance cause redness and flaking around the mouth? I haven't seen those symptoms anywhere.