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#31 DogWalkerNYC

 
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:03 PM

Great idea!

Here's some of mine:

http://s1023.photobu...1at100910PM.png (emerging)
http://s1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/pinkgiraffe5/?action=view&current=ScreenShot2012-05-31at100910PM.png#!oZZ3QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1023.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf355%2Fpinkgiraffe5%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DScreenShot2012-05-31at101025PM.png (older part of rash)
http://s1023.photobu...17at55008PM.png (this is what it looks like when it's 'inflamed')
http://s1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/pinkgiraffe5/?action=view&current=ScreenShot2012-06-17at55008PM.png#!oZZ2QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1023.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf355%2Fpinkgiraffe5%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DScreenShot2012-06-17at54924PM.png (deflated and healing. sorry about the quality)

Brief history: I went gluten free Feb. '12 in an attempt to help relieve my GI 'issues'. Through the process I have discovered that being gluten-free has resolved *many* seemingly unrelated symptoms for me. I developed this rash after my first exposure to gluten (while gluten-free, approx. March '12). I get the rash in 3 different areas - it seems to be symmetrical. Responds well to low iodine and gluten-free.

I am not formally diagnosed as I am still searching for a competent doctor. I've got a lead on one (yay!) and plan to get the genetic testing done sometime in the near future. :)

Edited to add associated symptoms: the rash is *extremely* itchy - wakes me up! It tends to appear all at once - like a volcano eruption. Triggers that I am aware of: gluten, gluten cc, iodine, nighttime, hot water and hot weather.


the 3rd photo is pretty much what mine look like. I was calling them hives but I guess not. To me this is as good as a blood test.
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65 years old. Diagnosed with GERD at age 63. Started feeling bloated after eating bread & rolls in 2012. After doing online research ate gluten-free for a week & symptoms resolved. Symptoms returned when I glutened. That's good enough for me. Because testing is often inconclusive will not get tested. In 2012 had colonoscopy and endoscopy which showed no damage to the villi. In February, 2013 had capsule endoscopy which showed no damage to the villi or intestines. Diagnosed by gastroenterologist with 'probable non-Celiac sensitivity. Time to get serious before damage occurs.

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#32 nikaboli

 
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:57 AM

Hey everyone! This is a GREAT thread! I am not diagnosed with either celiac or DH....you can catch up on my intro here. :)

Just thought I would share a few pics here, since it COULD be DH

This is several days old, it is actually looking a little bit better today:
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Here is this morning, after 1.5 weeks gluten free...although it is probably just coincidence. BUT, I haven't had a new blister in a few days now.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:37 PM

This is a more recent picture of how the rash developed since the previous pictures. I now get reddish patches with dry flaky skin that appear before, with, and after the blisters. They don't show very well in the pic however due to being lubricated:

http://rainytown.se/...0622_135205.jpg



Any chance your symptoms fit with those of dyshidrotic eczema and not true DH?
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#34 dani nero

 
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:17 AM

Any chance your symptoms fit with those of dyshidrotic eczema and not true DH?


It does look a lot like it which is confusing. The rash however also appears in my nose and scalp, and reacted when I've overdosed on sals and iodine.
I don't know if I touched any metals which might contain nickel at the same time as a overdosing took place though.
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#35 Azuremackey

 
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:44 AM

I have lots of pics but I can't post them maybe because i am a new member?? I am diagnosed, Celiac and DH both by biopsy. If interested let me know.
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#36 JaneWhoLovesRain

 
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:31 PM

Azure - I had to open up a photobucket account and post pictures there and then post links to that site. I haven't been able to figure out how to post them directly here. I hope you can post, I'd love to see pics that have been confirmed by diagnosis.
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Gluten free since 2010 when it was suggested that my vertigo/dizzy problems may be from gluten. Tested negative for DH in April of 2012. However I'm not convinced I don't have DH as pictures and description pretty much match what I have.
11/2012 tested positve for 1 of the 2 celiac genes

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:40 AM

http://m1267.photobu...-1.jpg.html?o=0

These are some of what I think is DH and had been previously diagnosed as shingles.
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#38 sisterlynr

 
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:31 AM

I thought that a thread containing a collection of the different shapes and forms of DH could be helpful to people looking for something to compare their own rashes with. So go ahead and post your rashes here to help others find a point of reference. Please add associated symptoms and a short history.

I am however doubtful of this idea being a good one because some people might add photos that are not related and confuse people who are new to all this. I hope it will be ok and if it's not then it's ok to delete this thread and I apologize in advance ;-)

Since I haven't seen a rash that is milder than mine I think that it's actually a proper coincidence that mine is the first one :-)

These images were taken when the rash was in it's mildest form. It has sadly developed since these photos were taking, and gets pink swollen bumpy areas under the blisters. It is also starting to spread to the next finger and on the webbing between my fingers.
The rash used wake me up at night with a blistery, throbbing, itching, and burning finger when I used to consume gluten. Now it mostly burns whenever it shows up with very mild itching. The water in the blisters is clear.

http://rainytown.se/...0524_065253.jpg
http://rainytown.se/...0524_065311.jpg
http://rainytown.se/...0524_065505.jpg

Important: Please note that I'm self-diagnosed, meaning this rash is based on my own speculations based on my symptoms all put together.



I do not have a photo but had the same type of rash all over my hands in 2010. Both hands were covered and OMW, it bout drove me nuts! My doctor then did not know what caused it and gave me topicals but I never did have complete relief. I had to wear gloves to wash dishes and finally just told my family, no more dishes for me.

I recently started Dapsone as I have the blisters which I scratch, they pop, bleed, scab and leave scarring and it is all over my body. I see a great improvement and I am eating gluten free and trying my best to be iodine free. Dapsone has made this condition tolerable for me, not a total itch relief. My blood test was negative for Celiac but so was my cousin's. She did test positive with a biopsy via endoscopy.

I have the rash from scalp to sole of my foot. I really don't care if I ever have a "diagnosis of Celiac". I will continue the gluten free diet for the rest of my life. I see the difference in my skin and know what it takes to heal.
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Misdiagnosed DH symptoms for 30 years in the form of blisters on shoulders, scalp, sole of foot and lower back.
Type II Diabetes 1995  /   Fatty liver biopsy 2001  ~ Diagnosed with NH Lymphoma in 2007 metastasized to bones & Stage IV by 2008 Chemotherapy in 2008 ~ Breakout of rash from scalp to sole of feet. February 28, 2012 until present
Iron deficiency anemia - July of 2012  /  
Osteoarthritis. September 2012  2012 Rash was diagnosed as Eczema, Grover's Disease, Folliculitis per biopsies of the lesions. September 2012   Started Dapsone and Gluten-Free diet on October 20, 2012 ~ Diag DH 2012.  Not taking Dapsone due to sulfa reaction.  Biopsy in July 2013 indicates Lupus but my doctors do not agree on cause of rash for various reasons.  

 

~Lyn~


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

I commend you on not scratching them. At times I have to. I have some breakouts which are totally inflamed and raised as in a hive that are at least a quarter in size. They have tended to get smaller thru time but every now & then I get a really big eruption that is also more tender and much harder under the surface of my skin. They are usually much more painful. I have been gluten free for 2 yrs this Dec. Of course, one never knows when cc will happen. I will usually have a reaction if I eat out even though I am very careful. The same is true if we have a family get together & I try to be very careful. I never realized it would take this long, but the longer I am gluten free the quicker I get a reaction. Mine usually take quite a while to disappear. In the past 2 years of gluten-free there has never been a time when I have not had eruptions. My skin is always broken out.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

For most of us with DH we have not been able to find satisfactory dermatologists who understand our condition. i have been researching sites for 2 years and this is by far the best place to go to to get info & advice. From people who share the same issues & can't find answers anyplace else. People who do not have this condition do not understand it nor do they know how we feel or react. Their info is only based on info they have read about or receive from others. I have had the most helpful info here. For those not positively diagnosed but know what the problem is we would NOT want to go thru the suffering that eating gluten would do to get a diagnosis.
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#41 mendylou

 
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

I am not officially diagnosed with DH but after 2 years of research I know that is what i have. There are only 2 places on my body that have never had breakouts. They are the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet.
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#42 mendylou

 
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

When you are able to post those pics it would be very useful to the rest of us. I am also a new member & have found this to be the best source of info. I have been gluten free for 2 years and in that time I have never had skin that wasn't broken out with lesions in varying stages.. They are not as bad as they used to be however.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

This is exactly how DH presents on the fingers of my left hand! It hasn't occurred in a number of years, but, boy, that is just how it looked!
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

My scalp is covered especially back of head. I have some lesions on both knees, not as much as in these photos. The sole of my right foot is covered with lesions. The ones on my foot have healed and the skin has peeled off.

Trying to load the photos. . . we'll see if I can get this accomplished. :huh:

http://i1323.photobu...6/closerash.jpg

http://i1323.photobu...derashclose.jpg

http://i1323.photobu.../closerash1.jpg

http://i1323.photobu...perbackrash.jpg


I have been on Dapsone since October 20th and eating gluten free and iodine free (started on the same day) I have lost 25 lbs and my sugar level is much better.

I still have the itching, burning and stinging but is probably at least 75% better now.
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Misdiagnosed DH symptoms for 30 years in the form of blisters on shoulders, scalp, sole of foot and lower back.
Type II Diabetes 1995  /   Fatty liver biopsy 2001  ~ Diagnosed with NH Lymphoma in 2007 metastasized to bones & Stage IV by 2008 Chemotherapy in 2008 ~ Breakout of rash from scalp to sole of feet. February 28, 2012 until present
Iron deficiency anemia - July of 2012  /  
Osteoarthritis. September 2012  2012 Rash was diagnosed as Eczema, Grover's Disease, Folliculitis per biopsies of the lesions. September 2012   Started Dapsone and Gluten-Free diet on October 20, 2012 ~ Diag DH 2012.  Not taking Dapsone due to sulfa reaction.  Biopsy in July 2013 indicates Lupus but my doctors do not agree on cause of rash for various reasons.  

 

~Lyn~


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

Oh you poor, poor thing!!!!! You've got it BAD don't you? Well, I don't know really anything about the dosing of Dapsone but I would say maybe you need to talk to your doc about upping the dosage. Now, upping the dosage will not make the places heal any faster. This stuff takes it's own sweet time healing & it is vexing in the extreme. So Dapsone will not help with that. But the Dapsone is supposed to stop any new outbreaks as well as stop the itch, sting, burn. After a whole month on Dapsone; still having the itch etc.... I would say it's time to talk to the doc.
And I've said this before but it bears repeating ---- when you're on Dapsone it masks dh reactions so you have no gauge as to getting glutened or cross contaminated so you need to be ​ extremely careful that you are not getting the slightest trace of gluten. Just a reminder. :)
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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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