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#1 rebeccanicole88

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

Over the weekend I touched bread and then touched my neck. I broke out in hives. I have never broke out in hives from touching gluten. Not too long after that I started feeling sick. I fainted several hours later. I know hives is normal but does fainting happen if you come in contact with gluten? Has anyone else had this happen to them.
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#2 sisterlynr

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

Not me. . . sorry can't help you. That would be horrible!
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

Sounds like you've developed an allergy to it.

The fainting, however, is probably unrelated. Do you have issues with blood pressure? Low blood sugar?
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

Are you sure they were hives? Did they show up immediately or fairly soon after? It definitely sounds like an allergy, but I've had problems where i touch gluten and get a dry itch rash ~2 hours later. ick. I really hope you figure it out!
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#5 rebeccanicole88

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

It was immediately. I've been able to touch gluten products and not break out, as long as I wash my hands right after. Now it's gotten to the point that all I have to do is come in contact with it and a rash or hives develops. It use to be just being sick after consuming it. I found out I have low blood pressure. My blood sugar levels are normal.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

I got sick from smelling a woman's perfume once. She must have used a whole bottle of the stuff.

OK, so if it is an allergy, you can get tested by an allergist.

Pretty sure I saw that neck swelling thing on Vampire Diaries once...
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

I am 100% off of gluten. I have made sure that I don't have any contact at all if I can help it. I still break out in these rashes. I don't know what could be causing it. The doctor says it's allergies. I am off gluten, chocolate, and anything with dyes or colors. It doesn't seem possible to live without breaking out in a rash. Sometimes I just wished I lived in a bubble. Does anyone else feel like that?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:25 AM

I am 100% off of gluten. I have made sure that I don't have any contact at all if I can help it. I still break out in these rashes. I don't know what could be causing it. The doctor says it's allergies. I am off gluten, chocolate, and anything with dyes or colors. It doesn't seem possible to live without breaking out in a rash. Sometimes I just wished I lived in a bubble. Does anyone else feel like that?


Raising hands & jumping up & down here! Me, me, me, me, me --- where's my bubble? :lol:
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

Hi Rebecca,

There is a rash associated with celiac disease called dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). There is section of the forum for DH with more info. So, yes, some people do get a rash from gluten.
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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

I am 100% off of gluten. I have made sure that I don't have any contact at all if I can help it. I still break out in these rashes. I don't know what could be causing it. The doctor says it's allergies. I am off gluten, chocolate, and anything with dyes or colors. It doesn't seem possible to live without breaking out in a rash. Sometimes I just wished I lived in a bubble. Does anyone else feel like that?


Raising hands & jumping up & down here! Me, me, me, me, me --- where's my bubble? :lol:


Me too!! I definitely need a bubble!!

Been tested, and mine is gluten related! I've had to cut back on body washes and hair care products. I'm still learning...
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

I am 100% off of gluten. I have made sure that I don't have any contact at all if I can help it. I still break out in these rashes. I don't know what could be causing it. The doctor says it's allergies. I am off gluten, chocolate, and anything with dyes or colors. It doesn't seem possible to live without breaking out in a rash. Sometimes I just wished I lived in a bubble. Does anyone else feel like that?


Yes! I do! Sometimes I wonder how on earth I can continue to live the rest of my life going through this kind of hell! They can send probes to Mars but they can't figure out how to cure an unbearably itchy, burning, prickling rash! What's THAT all about?! :-/
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

SoyJoy and Itch Be Gone, have you read the Dermatitis Herpetiformis thread through, and restricted your intake of Iodine? Many DH sufferers find that iodine really aggravates their rash.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:17 AM

An immediate rash from touching gluten sounds more like an allergy than DH. I can touch gluten without a rash. I do gave itchy/swelling reactions to some topical items that may/may not contain gluten ....

So I have allergies to some things, but the rash I get is from eating gluten (unless I play in desert plants, but that's a different rash).

You can have both celiac/DH and a wheat allergy. You may need to start on an oral allergy med to feel "safe" in places like grocery stores, etc. and you need to see an allergist.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

I sort of gave the wrong impression in my statement. Yes, I feel like living in a bubble but not b/c touching gluten affects me. It's because I've been having such a rough time with a dh flare & my skin is torn up from it. I feel like living in a bubble of perfect temp., moisture, & whatever it takes to not aggravate the dh.
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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.

 


#15 GFinDC

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

If you live in a bubble I get to poke you with a stick! Right ? Please, please.. :D
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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
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