Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:39 PM
Overall my rash seems to be much better. I am still itching but it is definitely clearing up and my back doesn't feel as much like sandpaper as it did last week. Last Tuesday I started taking claratin twice a day at the direction of the nurse practitioner and after about 4 days I noticed a big difference. Then I stopped the claritin. Yesterday or Monday I started itching again but no new breakouts. Don't know if its related to the claratin or not or if it is because I ate a mini-oreo over the weekend as a test.
Still don't know what I have. I had a biopsy last week and will get results next week.
11/2012 tested positve for 1 of the 2 celiac genes
Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:45 PM
Keep the scabs moisturized. I used Vanicream and petroleum jelly, at times. Several times a day.
My derm had me on steroids and antihistimines. Steroids helped - shots didn't do a thing but prednisone knocked it out (also made me nuts, along with the shots). After the pred he put me on a class 1 and 2 antihistimine that seemed to help tamp it down, as well as using a steroid cream. The combo kept it from covering my whole body again, but I never healed on it until I went gluten-free.
I have noticed, now that I'm gluten-free, that antihistimines work well for my seasonal allergies - whereas they didn't before. Plus, they seem to dampen an ai attack. My ND told me that's because they are immune suppressants.
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 11 April 2012 - 05:11 PM
I was wondering about you today Jane. Wondering when you will get your biopsy results back.
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.
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