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#1 w8in4dave

 
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:49 PM

Yup I have had this rash on my back for a few weeks now. It doesn't itch too much, it is a lil raised, I can feel it, but when I say to hubbs look at this rash, he says " well I can see where you have been itching but nothing eles" It is at the small of my back where I had back surgery , so it started at an old surgery site, it is now going up my back kinda patchy , I tried taking a pic of it but I cannot really see it. I don't know if it is caused from Lichen Planus. Or This DH everyone is talking about. The funny thing is I take 2 Zyrtec a day!! How can I have a rash if I take 2 Zyrtec a day? I take 2 Zyrtec a day because If I don't I break out in hives!! Or I did, I don't think I would now. I quit taking Zyrtec for a while but with all my allergies I started back up again. I have been taking Zyrtec again for about a month now!! Guess it may be back to the Doc for me!! pffttt! 


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#2 w8in4dave

 
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:36 PM

Hmmm noone huh?


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:06 AM

Do you have celiac disease? Do you think you have celiac disease? If you ask us to give our opinion, then you have to give us some details. I'm not being snarky here please understand that but you don't do yourself any favors coming on & saying you have a rash on your back that you can't show any photos of & ask us if it sounds like dh.

It's no different than if I say that I have a bump on my leg but can't take a photo of it & do you think it's cancer. That's not much info. to go on. You understand?

You got no replies b/c we frankly can't tell you anything with the little amount of info. you gave us.


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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.

 


#4 w8in4dave

 
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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:12 PM

Your fine, yes I have just been dx'd with Celiac , This rash thing bothers me, well the rash doesn't hurt or really itch , but it is moving up on my back.(thats bothersome), But I am going out of town so I really cannot go see the doc till beginning of August, ..... It is not red or itchy, it is a lil raised I do itch it a lil .. I can feel it more than anything I can tell where it is, but no one eles can see it. But if you run your fingers over the area you can feel it. Another weird thing Is I am getting is a white tounge. Not like there is crap on my toung, but it is white! top and sides, thats weird!! I noticed a few weeks ago my Lichen Planus was inflamed , now it is subsided and I have a white toung. Weird!! I guess if too many things come up I will go see a Dr. Earlier , while I am out of town. 


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:26 PM

Oh, okay! Now we're getting somewhere. :) So you are dx'd celiac & therefore it's logical & possible that you could have dh. I can tell you that dh itches like a major bitch 24/7/365. INSANE itching, stinging, burning, painful ~~~ any one or combo or all 4 at once. And much of the time it presents with water blisters but not always. It really doesn't sound like you have dh. There are lots of rashes associated with celiac disease & it could be any number of those. 

Google white tongue & see what you come up with. Seems like I've run across things on white tongue before but I can't recall what it was.


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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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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

I think I figured out the white tongue thing, thats just weird!! It is because of my Cpap machine!! I have the moisture content up on high! And I still will wake up with a dry mouth (very dry) and evidently Dry mouth , you get a white tongue. Or can get anyway!! It was so very very weird! Any hoo that I figured out!! Also got my machine working right :) TY. Yea my rash is not very itchy and not stinging painful or nothing .. Just there!! I cannot seem to find it on the web. But I guess I won't really worry about it till I go see the Doc next time. Thank you so much :) 


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:39 AM

YVW! I'm glad you got the white tongue thing figured out. NOW, that you know what it is we can laugh b/c it's funny right? :D  :D

Gosh, it could be impossible to figure out what exactly the rash is even for you doctor. It could be any of a thousand things. It could be something you are externally sensitive to even though it's only on your back. Did you change laundry soaps or did the co. change the ingredients? Shampoo or conditioner? How about this ~~~ are you rinsing your back extremely well after washing/conditioning your hair or could there be a residue remaining on the skin of your back. It could be something you're eating. Maybe a very, very mild heat rash. There's no telling! The possibilities are almost endless.

 

I'm hoping it just up & disappears & never presents again. 


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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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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:36 PM

Yea I have had this huge bottle of shampoo since Dec. I don't use Conditioner, My clothes have been washed in the same stuff since forever!! I don't think they changed anything. And even so I think It would be where my clothes sit on my body. I have had issues with laundry detergent and shampoo b4 But I don't think it is that. If it gets inflamed or something I will def try and see a doc. Maby the allergy pills are helping in their own ways.

In a few weeks I see a doc. Thanks :) 


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

Let us know how it turns out at any rate. And have fun on your out of town trip. :)


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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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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:13 PM

I know you thought you may have cracked the case of the white tongue, and perhaps you have.  However, I just wanted to say that my son had a white tongue when he had a yeast infection.  You can also get a rash with yeast infection, I had one as I detoxed.    Have you been on antibiotics and are you taking a probiotic?

 

Have you checked your medicine for gluten?

 

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:06 PM

I know you thought you may have cracked the case of the white tongue, and perhaps you have.  However, I just wanted to say that my son had a white tongue when he had a yeast infection.  You can also get a rash with yeast infection, I had one as I detoxed.    Have you been on antibiotics and are you taking a probiotic?

 

Have you checked your medicine for gluten?

 

D

 

Really??? The white tongue has gone away, A yeast inf? I was on Antibiotics I have Lichen Planus in my mouth it was all inflamed! Now it is just on the roof of my mouth, Dr. had me on Antibiotics for that, (not that I think it does anything! Pfftt!)  the rash does seem to be going away now. I am not taking Probiotics ... I am very new to this Celiac thing!! I have heard the word or I should say seen the word Probiotics slung around but have not looked into it. My Daughter thinks I should be on them ... I have to look it up and see just what it is. This is very informational Thank you so very much!! I do need a journal !! So I can keep this stuff straight!! I should of gotten a pic of my white tongue it kinda freaked me out it was so white and weird looking!! But couple days later it dissipated , it got kinda blotchie for a couple days then it was gone. But it was there for at least a week.

Now what does the Antibiotics have to do with anything? I am just wondering! :) You know I have been thinking, my eyes get kinda dry too.. hmmmm guess I better pump up the water huh?


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:40 PM

Anti-biotic usage can cause yeast infections.  Many times females will have vag yeast and a single dose of Diflucan will clear the infection.  The tongue will also show a yeast infection by being coated white.  You sure can have a rash from systemic yeast and it is itchy, you can google yeast rash for images.

 

I just ended a yeast 'flush' by eating high protein, low carbs, no sugar.  I had a script for 14 days of Diflucan, took garlic 3 x a day along with oil of oregano (health store carries this) and used Virgin Coconut Oil to rub on the rash.  It did cause some of my rash to peel.

 

My doctors (all united now) are trying to come up with a diagnosis.

 

~Lyn


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Type II Diabetes 1995  /   Fatty liver biopsy 2001  ~ Diagnosed with NH Lymphoma in 2007 metastasized to bones & Stage IV by 2008 Chemotherapy in 2008 ~ Breakout of rash from scalp to sole of feet. February 28, 2012 until present
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Osteoarthritis. September 2012  2012 Rash was diagnosed as Eczema, Grover's Disease, Folliculitis per biopsies of the lesions. September 2012   Started Dapsone and Gluten-Free diet on October 20, 2012 ~ Diag DH 2012.  Not taking Dapsone due to sulfa reaction.  Biopsy in July 2013 indicates Lupus but my doctors do not agree on cause of rash for various reasons.  

 

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:34 PM

I have been off of the Antibiotics for a few weeks now, I had a pic of my tounge, because the white kinda came back but it wouldn't download on my laptop!! Pffttt!! also had a pic of my rash! Another weird symptom is my big toenail is falling off!! ...Not black or purple or anything in fact you cannot really tell but I was washing my feet and noticed it. I am going on Vaca here Monday!! I hope it doesn't fall off b4 then!! pffttt! 


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:45 AM

I have the white tounge and rash, I've had a severe rash / sores on my back and chest for 20 years. I've also been pumping down the Zyrtec over the last 7 months and it certainly takes the edge off it and so has lowering my IgE levels from 4000+ to 2000. However the anti histamine/mast cell stablizer I'm on now is working much much better than 2x Zyrtecs a day. I don't think white tounge is actually candida most of the time, Candida has a distinctive look, it's more likely bacteria growing on longer than normal tounge hairs caused by inflammation of the small intestine. That's what seems to have happened in my case anyway. The rash is obviously histamine escaping the body in my case, although it took me 20 years to figure that out.

 

Later on I developed a tumour in my neck which has been near impossible to diagnose but considering it hasn't killed me we are going with the ultra rare Kimura's disease as clinically it's the only thing which ticks all the boxes, which is either caused by all the above, or causes all the above... no one knows :0. Having lived with it myself I believe the correct order of problems goes like this.

 

1) Celiac disease

2) Damaged (leaky) gut

3) Increasing IgE levels

4) Increasing histamine levels

5) Extreme gut damge

6) Chronic Eosinophilia from above damage

7) Kimura's disease forming due the the lymph system being unable to process all the broken cells and being forced to remodel the Lymph node to cope.

 

The point of the story is, the rash's we all have are generally histamine related but there are 4 known types of Histamine and Zyrtec more or less only blocks 1 of the 4. Which is why it doesn't give you a cure but definitely helps. If you stop the mast cell from releasing any of the 4 Histamines, well that's going to work better.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:59 AM

TY Foam , I still have the rash, it is moving up my back just a bit more ... I still have kinda white tounge , I do think it is yeast because not my big toenails are starting to come up. I just noticed not long ago. 1 is lifting from the back and I looked atthe other big toe and it is starting to have a "Funny" look to it. SO I do think it is yeast inf. I am on Vaca right now. When I get home I will have it checked out. I have been taking Zyrtec for at least 2 years, 2 a day for hives. if idon't take them it starts at 4 am and at about 12 noon it is about gone. Sometimes I will not take it and no hives then a week later I will get hives. So back on I go. Maby once 100% gluten free I will be hive, rash, yeast free lol .... one can wish anyway!


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