Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:12 PM
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:24 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:37 AM
Some acne can be caused by vitamin defiency. Zinc is one found in water, and associated with acne breakouts when there is a defiency.
If you think the skin eruptions are DH, please get a biopsy ASAP. If gluten really is the problem, you won't want to go back to eating it.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:02 AM
It's not going to cure you quickly and you will need to cut out all your allergic foods, (probably milk protein and grains are the main ones) but if it clears up on Zyrtec you will at least know what you're dealing with.
For me going Gluten free stopped my stomach pain... for a while but the problem runs deeper than that once the damage is done.
Multple food intolerances last 25 years
High Eosinophilia last 20 years
Suspicious cervical lymph node 2006
Gluten free 2010
Grain free 2012
Started long term Zyrtec for IgE and eosinophils in the gut
Ongoing 2006 node confirmed Kimuras disease 2013
DQ2 positive, DQ5 and DQ8 negative.
IgE level 4100 in Oct 2012, currently 1900 in Feb 2013
Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:09 AM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:19 PM
Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:29 PM
Hi prizm, I'm a 25 year old woman who started getting acne, REALLY bad acne, around age 19. It was incredibly frustrating to have had perfectly clear skin all through puberty and then to be hit with acne as an adult! In addition to the acne, my face began taking on a red, flushed sort of look that got worse and worse over the years. Like you, I chased cures, everything from eating garlic to tetracycline to coconut oil to clearasil, and nothing worked. I finally made the gluten connection a couple of years ago, and went completely gluten-free almost a year ago.
I want to scream this into a megaphone for every person suffering with acne: My acne cleared up within 24 hours of being off gluten. Seriously. 24 hours. Of course, it took the remaining blemishes another few days to heal themselves, but the flushing stopped, and the new breakouts stopped. I could not believe that all those years of dreading looking in the mirror and feeling bad about myself and wondering "what's wrong here?" could have been avoided had I known just to stop eating gluten.
Early on, I did a couple of experiments (eating a pastry or having a beer) and within an hour I could feel those painful bumps forming under my skin again.
Go gluten free for a month and see the difference in your skin (not to mention the rest of your body, if gluten is indeed the cause of your suffering).
Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:45 PM
I have to take zinc supplements to maintain a clear complexion. I think I had DH which cleared up after eliminating gluten but to keep clear of acne I have to take zinc somewhat regularly.
I have Psoriatic Arthritis which is diagnosed though symptoms of inflammation markers, skin conditions and the like not like RA where it is up front in a blood test. Look into elimination diets to figure out your trigger foods. I have virtually no joint pain anymore. I know it's a pain to go further than gluten but in time after being gluten free you can start adding more foods later. Now, I only eliminate gluten, oranges, fresh tomatoes and soy and limit sugar, dairy, grain, alcohol and it is working great. Good luck.
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