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Member Since 26 May 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 28 2012 06:01 AM

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In Topic: Doctor Visit Today - Totally Mortified (:

20 March 2012 - 06:05 AM

I'm with you itchy. In 9 months I've never had an infection. And that 9months is a lot of scratching and head-to-toe for most of this time. I think our bodies (skin? something?) are fighting the gluten related anti-bodies so hard that everyelse gets bulldozed.

Mind you I keep very careful with keeping my nails short and clean them (plus hands etc) regularly (ie 5 times a day if they need it). In the shower is the best place to get them really clean.

Me three! I was worried about that. The other weird thing, is that I haven't had one attack of eczema since this started (I usually get it in the soft folds of my elbows, back of the knees and under my bottom. Those are about the only places I haven't had a rash since this all started back in July). I guess my body can only handle one rash at a time. Also, I usually get miserable prolonged sinus infections throughout the winter and not one! I work in an elementary school where everyone had everything from about September through now and nothing other than a bad cold that cleared up after about a week while everyone else's lingered and lingered.

Could be a happy coincidence?

In Topic: If You've Had Dh While Gluten-Free...

19 March 2012 - 05:45 AM

I've only been gluten-free for 5 or 6 weeks. My dh rash started back in July, the first few weeks I didn't notice much of a change but all of a sudden I'm having rapid improvement. I look like a giant mass of scar tissue but I'm having less new bumps and they tend to go away if I manage not to claw them into a bloody mess. I did have one really bad break out all over my back (I think I was glutened at a restaurant) and I look like I have some kind of plague but before, it would never really clear up and this time (even though it's still scabby) it seems like it's going away much quicker.

In Topic: Doctor Visit Today - Totally Mortified (:

19 March 2012 - 05:38 AM

Hey, it's me again. I applied the scabies cream (permethrin) Tuesday night. By Wednesday afternoon the rash was looking better, there was less inflammation and today, Thursday, it looks a little better again. But it is still way bad enough that I won't wear short sleeves. And while my back wasn't that badly affected before, now the bottom 6 inches of my spine are covered in spots.

I'm not sure of something and maybe someone here can help. The doctor gave me a cortisone shot, told me to take zyrtec at night and also prescribed a compound prescription ointment of triamcinalone and cetaphil. Even though the doctor said I had scabies I'm not 100% convinced yet. If in fact I do have DH would any of the above have helped it or would it have not affected it? In retrospect I wish I waited a day to try to cream, then I would know for sure.

Even though it looks better it still is itching, but not super crazy like before. Does zyrtec help a dh itch? I can't tell if I have burrows. There are a couple small slightly raised red streaks, but they could be scratch marks. Web pictures aren't helping any.

I take Zyrtec for allergies and it doesn't help with my rash. Neither does Allegra, Benydryl, prescription hydoyzine? or any other antihistimine for me.

I don't think it would be so bad to have scabies because it can go away with treatment pretty quick. I know because my daughter and I had it when she was little and it's NOT only sexually transmitted. Your doctor sounds like an ass, but I think most of them do.

We got it from my friends hamster and gerbil who we were pet sitting while they were out of town for several weeks. We applied ointment all over our body for about a week and it was gone. Ours never got too bad because we caught it early. Honestly, I hope it clears right up and you can go back to your regularly scheduled life! Dh is NOT something you want as an alternative.

In Topic: Using Otc Anti-Itch Cream On Dh

19 March 2012 - 05:29 AM


Can you pass on the link for the ebook?

This is their website. You'll have to scroll down and register your name and email to get the free ebook. Hope it helps. :D


In Topic: Using Otc Anti-Itch Cream On Dh

18 March 2012 - 03:52 PM

I've had some luck with the Whole Foods mint lotion combined with aloe, apple cider vinegar, organic extra virgin coconut oil and clear calamine lotion. I soak in a tub with the aloe, acv, evco. Then I make a paste out of the mint lotion and calamine. This has been the result of 7 months of trial and error. Also, I've used the orajel but the tubes are so small!

Another thing I've been practicing for the last couple days is called "tapping" or ėmotional freedome technique. It's like performing accupressure on yourself. I downloaded a free ebook and though why not give it a try. Today I was walking and my feet and back were starting to itch and I used the technique and I swear it worked! I figured why not? I've tried everything else, lol!

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