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#1 Di2011

 
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:24 PM

Those of us in DH (dermatitis herpetiformis) forum community have been posting about the common skin conditions effecting those with celiac / gluten intolerance.
http://celiacdisease...-Many-Forms.htm

We are interested to hear from the wider forum community about your experiences with any skin conditions you are or have experienced.

Thanks in advance.
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#2 Kjas

 
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:33 PM

I've had the following: DH, contact dermatitis, really bad acne and hair loss.

All of it has cleared up once I removed gluten and other irritants.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:32 AM

Many of my ailments are skin related. As the largest organ in the body, I suppose that makes sense :P

I have had pilaris keratosis since I was a child. I remember my mother telling me it was because I did not eat my vegetables. But I used to eat the raw vegetables from the vegetable garden, not the overcooked mush she used to serve :rolleyes:

IN my 40's I developed red blotchy discs on my arms which would scale over and the scales drop of leaving clear skin underneath. Nothing itched. This eventuallly developed into psoriasis, and since before that happened I had been diagnosed with RF negative rheumatoid arthritis, the diagnosis was subsequently changed to psoriatic arthritis.

For the last ten years I have had extremely dry skin, as opposed to the oily skin I had had all my life.

After going gluten free, I had hives for about a year until I discovered which foods triggered them (nightshades, soy, then citrus - the latter (or possibly all) a product of leaky gut syndrome).

Fortunately, no DH, exzema or other skin manifestations.
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#4 Di2011

 
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:54 AM

I've had the following: DH, contact dermatitis, really bad acne and hair loss.

All of it has cleared up once I removed gluten and other irritants.


Hi,
what are your other irritants?
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:58 AM

Many of my ailments are skin related. As the largest organ in the body, I suppose that makes sense :P

I have had pilaris keratosis since I was a child. I remember my mother telling me it was because I did not eat my vegetables. But I used to eat the raw vegetables from the vegetable garden, not the overcooked mush she used to serve :rolleyes:

Fortunately, no DH, exzema or other skin manifestations.


Did anything trigger or did you know why the hives came on?
I have always had pilaris keratosis particularly on my outer upper arms. I always thought my lower legs were prowen to "ingrown hairs" but now after all over DH know that these are DH legions.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:58 AM

Just as happy to hear from people who have had NO skin issues
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:08 AM

Did anything trigger or did you know why the hives came on?
I have always had pilaris keratosis particularly on my outer upper arms. I always thought my lower legs were prowen to "ingrown hairs" but now after all over DH know that these are DH legions.


Potatoes and lemons/limes triggered my hives.
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Nightshade free Feb 2009
Citric acid free June 2009
Potato starch free July 2009
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Legume free March 2010
Now tolerant of lactose

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:11 AM

So is it acid that triggers, mushroom?
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:40 AM

I had skin issues which cleared up gluten free. I had sores on my scalp. They would pick off like huge flakes of dandruff, and they itched and hurt. I had sores on my hands and arms and legs to a lesser extent. They were like itchy little blisters which would scratch off. In the winter my hands would get dry and cracked despite bathing them in lotions. I got sores on the inside of my mouth.

I'm glad I don't get that stuff anymore.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:02 AM

My irritants for food are gluten, dairy, soy and potato. They are the worst which produce a very obvious reaction although there are plenty of others which are too long to list here the main culprits being grains, legumes, starches and sugarcane, and obviously any kind of processed food, additives etc .

Other irritants for me are anything chemical or synthetic. That includes in food or anything I use on me or around me so most soaps, shampoos, conditioners, perfumes, etc.

The problem is I don't know what is autoimmune related, what is related to my ASD (I'm an aspie) or what is simply genetic.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:29 AM

I've had Pilaris Keratosis for years, although I didn't know it had a name. I thought it was clogged hair folicles.

I also had bumps on my back and shoulders that appeared more like acne than DH. They were very itchy, and I couldn't not scratch them. One lesion has been there for over a year now, and is slow healing even on a gluten-free diet.

I've had skin cancer on my face and arm too.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:56 AM

I had bad acne all through my teen years. Now I have very dry skin - on my hands it's so dry that it will split open for no reason, and I've tried different lotions and none of them help. I also have hidradenitis suppurativa, and keratosis pilaris, which is worse on my lower calves and I actually have bald patches on my calves (I can't shave them because the skin is so sensitive) from the hair falling out for some reason. Oh, and I've developed (severe) rashes in response to things that my dermatologist says no one is allergic to.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

So is it acid that triggers, mushroom?


No, I don't have a problem with acids, but I do have a rather extreme problem with lectins. :( :rolleyes:
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Lactose free 1990
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Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004
Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007
Soy free March 2008
Nightshade free Feb 2009
Citric acid free June 2009
Potato starch free July 2009
(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009
Legume free March 2010
Now tolerant of lactose

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

I had bad acne all through my teen years. Now I have very dry skin - on my hands it's so dry that it will split open for no reason, and I've tried different lotions and none of them help. I also have hidradenitis suppurativa, and keratosis pilaris, which is worse on my lower calves and I actually have bald patches on my calves (I can't shave them because the skin is so sensitive) from the hair falling out for some reason. Oh, and I've developed (severe) rashes in response to things that my dermatologist says no one is allergic to.


Have you tried heel balm?
http://www.flexitol....-care/heel-balm
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

Have you tried heel balm?
http://www.flexitol....-care/heel-balm


No - does that really work?
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