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Does This Look Like Dermatitis Herpetiformis To You?
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I will keep an eye out, but I am pretty convinced at this point, based on several factors, that it was nickel all along. And we are always checking on his colitis. :)

However, a question -- if it was DH....would the rash resolve itself even though I never stopped eating gluten (I am referring to the first few times I got the rash, lat year

and prior, not this time when eliminating gluten was an additional factor)? In other words, if it was DH the first few times, but I never limited my gluten intake back then, would it have made sense for the rash to go away like it did, multiple times, or should I have had it all along, non-stop, until gluten was removed?

Thank you.

DH can spontaneously appear, disappear while ingesting gluten. Don't know if it happens like that if you are off gluten. I hope not for my sake.

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DH can spontaneously appear, disappear while ingesting gluten. Don't know if it happens like that if you are off gluten. I hope not for my sake.

I had DH for most of my life and it would at times go away and than come back. Late in the disease process it was there all the time.

After the initial healing when you go gluten free usually it only appears when glutened or, especially early on, when injesting iodine.

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I know DH can look somewhat different in different people, but that looks nothing like mine did. I don't have photos, though.

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I am not yet diagnosed with celiac. Waiting to do the anti-body blood test and currently adding gluten back in after 6-1/2 weeks away from it. I am hoping to avoid a false negative on the blood work for anti-bodies. Not sure how long I need to stay on it before getting the labs done. ANYWAY....I have been allergic to nickel since I was 8 years old and can only wear nickel free jewelry. In my 20's I had a strange deep itchy rash on my hands (front and back), went to the dermatologist and he was suspicious of a systemic nickel allergy. He had me go on an Elimination Diet for nickel. What a surprise that it was in food too! He gave me a list of foods with their varying nickel contents. He gave me a cream to use to clear up my hands and asked me to go on the nickel free diet for 2 months. It worked. At the time everything I was eating in an effort to eat healthfully also seemed to be loaded with nickel. I now know what I can get away with eating based on the skin reaction I have. BTW the less refined the grains were that I ate, the worse the rash seemed to be. Best of luck to you!

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your rash looks like the one I used to get (except mine was never itchy)every spring-April-May (I thought it was from sudden increased sun exposure) before I went gluten free a year ago. The only time I got that rash this summer.... late June, after weeks of plenty of sun exposure.... yep, I glutened myself!!

The rash I had on my hands pretty much year round... in the last couple weeks I have been paying attention to my iodine intake, and that rash has cleared up!

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