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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Not Dh, But What Is This? (With Picture)
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After weeks of being very careful I left down my guard and accidentally ingested wheat - I swelled immediately (5 lbs in weight, most of which disappeared after 30 hours), and my upper thighs are once again covered in small red spots (both legs), extremely itchy at first. They have been there for almost a week even if they don't really itch that much anymore. But this time I also got them on my forearms. They are tiny, very red, and raised, like pinheads. I used to get them all the time before going gluten-free, and they took about a week to vanish.

Can anyone help me understand what this might be? To the best of my observation, it only appears when I eat regular bread etc, but now it is coming out also with accidental ingestion.

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Hi Butterfly, have you considered Keratosis Pilaris?

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Not until you mentioned it! It does look a bit like KP, even if my red spots are very much far from each other, and they appear in areas of my body which are totally hairless :P (genetically unhairy woman typing).

However, it does not behave like it: it only comes up when I get "glutened" and vanishes after a week/ten days of strict gluten-free diet. Could it be some kind of allergy/intolerance reaction?

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I have DH and I also get rashes from gluten.

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Thank you all! I mentioned them to my dermatologist last night. He concluded that it must be a reaction probably to wheat, because it only appears after consuming/touching wheat, and told me I should live "as if" I had celiac disease, even if the blood work is negative, because it could still be NCGS. I hope the edema it is associated with wheat exposure is going to disappear soon, because it is quite painful, especially on my legs...

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