Rash On Wrist!
Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:04 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:20 PM
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.
Sept. 2013 adding back dairy in small quantities & thus trialing iodine
Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:47 AM
I know I should have been taking care of this but late is better than never
Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:06 PM
Hey there! I just recently joined and was wondering if some of you could help me. I've had celiac disease since I was 10, as well as diabetes type 1. ( I am 25 now) About 9 months ago I've gotten a really bad rash on my right wrist that itches like crazy! I went to a doctor and they gave me medicine, but it helps for a while to lighten up the redness--just never goes away. It's red, flaky and itches nonstop. I'm going to a new endo for my diabetes on Monday, and will bring up everything with her. Just thought maybe you guys could tell me if you've heard of dh on a wrist before. Take care
Yup, in my peak of DH I had it on both wrists, most of my forearms up to my arm pits, lower to middle back, outside of thighs, calf's and shins. I'm 54 and DH hit me hard nearly a year ago. I've been gluten-free since about the middle of December 2011 and I'm now healing ( ie, no weeping, open lesions, blistering, stinging / burning, or itching ). It's a slow process but I'm making progress.
My research and experience tells me that the ONLY way to deal with DH is to remain gluten-free and more likely than not, severely restrict iodine intake or in some cases, eliminate it all together. However, the Thyroid needs iodine to function properly. So, we are ALL individual cases and must pay close attention to how our bodies react with the above mentioned.
So, YES, DH manifests on the wrists too. Be ever vigilant and observant and you will free yourself / be able to control the affliction.
Best of luck and peace,
Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:27 PM
Glad you are going gluten free. The rash tends to be very sensitive to traces of gluten and the flares can last a long time. Iodine may need to be limited for healing to occur. If this is the case for you see thyca.com for how to limit iodine in your diet. The pain and itching can be temporarily relieved with benzocaine products such as solarcaine, bactine, and walgreens pain relieving ointment, all of which contain benzocaine which helps to stp the burning and itching. But nothing will heal the rash except strict gluten free diet and low iodine until the rash heals. Then you can add iodine back to your diet.
Good luck, I hope it stays only on your wrists and that it heals fast.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:57 AM
It is gluten free enough for me so I avoid the gums and the 400's and 1400's additives as a strict rule.
My DH has been so bad that I tend to avoid any product with numbers in the label. This includes "flavours" (((what flavour from what original source)))0.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:18 AM
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