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Dh And Fruit?!

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:50 AM

I am now certain I have been dealing with DH... I am on my third month being gluten-free and am finally seeing improvement in the rash, although it has not resolved entirely. I am also on low iodine diet (shooting for no, but am not as good at weeding this out as I am the gluten!). Finally sleeping at night again, seeing lesions healing up again (after an accidental glutening with communion bread a month ago)... itch is still present but much less maddening. 


When I was first researching celiac disease and DH... I know that I read somewhere that there are some fruits that are high in something (started with an S!) some people with DH should avoid. I am trying to find that information again and can't seem to come up with the right search terms :/


This may sound nutso to some, but I had someone praying with me recently who suggested a connection with fruit. 


I want to make sure I have addressed anything that may be contributing. Planned on cutting out those fruits for a while and then challenging to see if there is any difference. I know in this world we see in part and prophesy in part, and he may be off base. But does NOT hurt to ask!


If any of you can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it!

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

I don't know if this is what you're thinking of, but many fruits are high in salicylates. I'm not aware of any connection between salicylates and celiac/DH, but before my daughter's diagnosis we discovered that a low-salicylate diet helped quite a bit with some of her sensory issues. Of the many, many rotation diets and other changes we made trying to figure out what her food problem was, the low-salicylate diet was the only one that made a significant difference. I don't remember if it helped with her rash in particular - she'd had an intermittent blistery rash on her bottom since infancy (misdiagnosed as a stubborn diaper rash even long after she'd been potty trained), but the rash wasn't our main concern and I don't especially recall if the low-salicylate diet helped it. It did make a pretty big difference in reducing her irritability, though.
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:58 AM

The safe fruits are bananas, pears PEELED THICKLY, golden delicious apples PEELED THICKLY. Salicylates are mostly on the outsides of the fruit. That means no berries because you can't peel them thickly. :lol:


There are sals in lots of veggies too. Check out salicylatesensitivity.com for more info.

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