Hello to all! I am new to this site. I have been reading it over for the last few days and it seems like you are my people. I've had a rash on my neck, and inside my elbows for over a year now. I wake up scratching it every single day and started cuting my nails down to the nub so I don't scratch it open. The last few months I've had some of the gastro problems common in celiacs. My immediate family is riddled with a host of auto-immune diseases all related to gluten intolerance. My sister has Turners, my mom is borderline diabetic, my dad and I both have a host of food allergies, esp to pretend sugar, and my other sister gets blinding migraines. So, all that-coupled with my lack of insurance makes me comfortable self-diagnosing and just going gluten-free to see if my diarea and skin clears up. I've been gluten-free,(I think)for the past three days and although the food restrictions don't bother me, yet. I am unsure what to look for on labels. I cook a lot so as long as I know what to look for, I think I can avoid being 'glutened' at home.
Does anyone know what to look for on labels? Also, I am scared to death reading some posts here about kissing someone who just had a slice of bread and then flaring up. Are the majority of sufferers that G-sensitive that they need to throw out all their wooden spoons and cutting boards to be safe? Or are they just the vocal minority? Please help, I like to know in advance how paranoid I need to be. My bf walks around munching on a baguette a good chuck of the time. If he kisses me, will I get sick?
I am also interested in home remedies to stop the itch.
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