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Member Since 18 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 03 2014 05:52 PM

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In Topic: Help Me With Pie Crusts!

23 July 2014 - 06:12 AM

I don't remember where I got this recipe but I have used it a couple times and it seems to work ok.  I changed a couple ingredients, this is exactly what I used.

1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)

1 Tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1/4 tsp salt

6 Tbsp cold lard

1 egg

2 tsp lemon juice

mix all dry ingredients & butter until crumbly, then add egg & lemon juice.  Mix until it all holds together.

Shape into a ball , put between 2 pieces of wax paper, roll to desired thickness, remove 1 sheet wax paper, flip into pie plate, remove other sheet of wax paper & shape as needed.

It worked fine. I have not made a pie with a top crust using this recipe.  I made a pumpkin and pecan pie  using this recipe.

Good luck!

In Topic: Dh Possible Outbreak Locations, Please Share. Thank You!

23 July 2014 - 05:36 AM

I am self diagnosed DH. The only 2 places I have NOT had a breakout are the palms of my hand and the soles of my feet. I tend to break out the worst in the same areas.  My worst areas are the underside of my lower arms and the backside of my upper legs.  I do get scattered break outs in other places, but the ones I mentioned are the worst.

In Topic: Protopic Cream For Dh

17 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

Yes, it's only on prescription. But it's a good alternative to steroid creams and for me it really works on the eczema and dry parts of the skin, though I'm not sure if it works for the blisters/lesions yet. 

Have you ever used emu oil on your skin? Reason I ask is I bought a container of "blue goo" today.  It is for cracked heels and hand. The 2 advertised ingredients are emu oil & beeswax. I have never used emu oil before & thought my skin can't get worse using it so I bought some. I just applied some so have no idea how it will work. I'll give it a few days and see what happens.

In Topic: Best Home Made gluten-free Flour Mixes For Baking

13 March 2014 - 03:44 PM

I don't do much baking, but what I have done is cookies, quick breads, muffins.  I don't have many choices living in a small town w/1 grocery store.  I have used Bobs redmill all purpose baking flour.  That has seemed to be ok for those.  I have not tried bread and have never been a bread fan so I don't know how it would be for that.

In Topic: Protopic Cream For Dh

11 February 2014 - 11:46 AM

For several years I've had eczema on my eyelids and under my eyes. Not until now I realize that this has to do with DH. Normal steroid creams did not help, but then I heard of the cream Protopic with tacrolimus, and asked my dermatologist to prescribe it for me. In just a few days it clears up my very dry, red and itchy skin around the eyes and now also around the mouth. It has really been a lifesaver when I have needed to look presentable at work or when going out. After I stop using it, the eczema comes back after a few days, but I hope that now when I'm gluten free and low iodeine I will eventually get rid of it completely.

I have only used protopic in the face, but are now trying it out on some of the DH lesions on my body to see if they will heal faster. If the eczema on my eyes is caused by DH then maybe protopic will help on the body too. Has anyone else tried protopic for DH?

The good thing with protopic is that it doesnt make the skin thinner like cortison creams, and even if its not a cure, if it can heal the lesions faster it would be a great relief. One warning though: it creates a burning sensation the first couple of times and it should not be used in the sun.

Is this protopic cream only available w/ prescription or can you buy it OTC ?