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Member Since 09 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active May 02 2014 06:18 PM

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In Topic: Does Dh Disappear And Reappear?

02 May 2014 - 06:19 PM

DH is supposed to be INSANELY itchy and lasts and lasts long after exposure to gluten. Scabs form over the water-filled hives as you scratch even in your sleep. Folks get scars from scratching.

Allergies affecting the skin can be itchy, but I do not think they would be in the insane category. I get hives from the cold that wheal up and itch, but they resolve quickly as do some of my reactions from meds. An antihistamine usually does the trick. Nothing seems to help DH except for strict avoidance.

Thank you!!  This is exactly what I wanted to know.

In Topic: Does Dh Disappear And Reappear?

02 May 2014 - 10:18 AM

Hi Ladies-

The first thing I thought was allergies- most likely something related to food (as a child I broke out in hives to strawberries and chocolate milk and it eventually faded away).  But seeing as though I don't have and therefore aren't familiar with DH along with her genetic chances, I wanted to check.  So I'm assuming that DH sticks around without fading quickly while hives can come and go- is that correct?

In Topic: Going To Paris - Need Your Best Tips

24 March 2014 - 08:26 PM


I found the Italian version of this book helpful.  A helpful and thorough blog particular to Paris may be all you need, though.

In Topic: Anyone Get A Fever When Glutened?

24 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

Hope he is better by now!!  For future readers, I would suggest checking all medication.  Sometimes we forget that we're taking pills for other things.  I too was struck with a mild fever, exhaustion, loss of appetite and I KNEW I had stupidly glutened myself the day before. So I searched this forum and found a couple people who said they experienced a mild fever during a glutening and went about my business. A day or two later, I developed hives. It never crossed my mind that I could be having a reaction to the antibiotic I had been taken without incident for 7 days previous to the ingestion of gluten.  As Karen said for a different reason, "it's not very scientific", but I think the boost from my immune response to the gluten caused my body to react to the medication.   

In Topic: This Is Down To Being Glutened Isn't Is?

24 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

Your daughter's reaction is typical.  What Barty said absolutely applies to American schools.  They have special plans they are required by law to adhere to if a child has a medical diagnosis.  I'm not sure how that works in Scotland, but I would suggest having a conversation with school officials to start.  Being glutened is too horrid to make a habit of it.  It is up to both her and you (obviously more you, since she is a minor) to protect her from eating things that cause her physical pain with advocacy for her special needs, regardless of whether it is celiac or gluten intolerant.  


Best of luck to you!  I'm so glad you were smart enough to figure out her problem before she endured years and years of damage to her body.  Kudos to you, Mom!!!