Itching But No Rash
Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:36 PM
Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:55 PM
Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:10 PM
DH would be evident with a rash. All over itchiness could be a symptom of other allergies, or a neurological reaction to gluten.
Thank you Reba. I wasn't thinking I had DH since I don't have any type of rash. I just have an itchiness and I have yet to pinpoint what it's related to and was hoping others could shed some light on it. I haven't been gluten free for that long so it's hard to tell if its going to go away with that change.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:47 PM
I find I itch & my skin feels a burning sensation for about 2-5 days before my DH rash comes out! Try riotous tea as a soak I find it soothes the inflammation/burning & itching.
Wish you better
Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:27 PM
I know, not a lot to go on.
Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).
Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!
Posted 24 September 2011 - 03:10 AM
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 03:30 AM
I have trouble with my liver function and when my bilirubins are high I have an EXTREME itch all over my body with out a rash.(Especially down there.. Before the doc's realized it was my liver function I kept getting tested for a bladder infection and they were always negative )
I know DH is one of the horrible and prevalent symptoms of gluten allergy/celiac. But I'm wondering if anyone has experienced itching (pretty much all over) but without a rash as a symptom. I had it mostly on my side, back (occassionally) my foot and down there.....
Just to note I also have DH , this is different
Gluten free Oct/09
Soy free Nov/10
numerous additional intolerances,, i.e. If it tries to kill me I do not eat it .
After 40+ years of misdiagnoses I was diagnosed with:
Dermatitis Herpetiformis : Positive DH biopsy...... Celiac :based on DH biopsy and diet response.
Osteoporosis before age 50
Hashimoto's thyroiditis disease .
Diagnosed type 2 Diabetes
Gilbert's Syndrome , confirmed by gene testing
Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:13 AM
You have my sympathies, I had no idea a rash could be so maddening until what I went through. I hope it goes away soon.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:46 AM
One thing that I found would bring those red sores and itching back was (1) accidental gluten ingestion and (2) the shampoo I was using---before I became an expert label reader, I failed to notice "hydrolyzed wheat protein" in my shampoo and hair spray.
Thanks to the people on here, I found the culprit pretty early on and now, about 9 months gluten-free, no more itching. It is maddening and uncomfortable and I hope it resolves soon for you!
Check labels and hang in there --best wishes!!
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