Itching Shins.. Dh?
Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:08 PM
I'm pretty new to this whole thing, but just want to get this question out there.. it's driving me nuts! And doctors just think I'm crazy. I've been gluten free for about 6 months, and have had this terrible itch along my shins for a few years (since my symptoms of celiac started.) There is barely any kind of rash, only tiny little bumps when it's really bad. For some reason it gets way worse at night. Cortizone and anti-itch creams don't seem to do much. I have no idea if it's related to celiac but would love to know if anyone else has this strange condition! hellllp
Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:06 AM
How's your b-12?
Not sure.. should I be worried about that? I also have anemia, but I think that's gotten better with a gluten free diet.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:07 PM
Work on improving your anemia and maybe try a sublingual b-12. Maybe ask for your b-12 to be checked next time you are in the drs office. Lots of folks with celiac have low b-12.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:40 PM
Son: ADHD '06,
neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07
ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08
ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08
other food allergies
Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:24 PM
Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:36 PM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:03 AM
I'll up my B vitamins and see if that helps.
I was dx Celiac 2008 + casein, soy, legume, & nightshade intolerant; dx hypothyroid 2006
14 yr. old daughter dx Celiac + plus casein & soy intolerant 2008
12 yr. old daughter dx gluten intolerant 2008
9 yr. old son dx Celiac 2008 + casein intolerant. DH Rash.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:27 PM
Some supplements that helped with the healing were zinc, selenium, vitamin E, vitamin C and lots of omega oils (I use YES Oils). For the itching, coal tar ointment helped but darkens the skin if used over a prolonged period. Also, watch out for lotions, shampoos, conditioners and body wash containing wheat germ oil or wheat protein. I use Dr. Bronner's castille soap now.
Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:15 AM
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