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Rash And A Question

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Hi. I posted earlier in the DH section a few months ago and since then I've found out a few things that I thought I'd post here because I found it to be helpful and thought it was interesting.

I had a nasty super itchy rash on my shins that was unresponsive to steroid creams. Probably the most helpful thing I did is finding a new dermatologist. I had a few biopsies done and they came back as allergic dermatitis. She gave me some moisturizing pointers and a script for a powerful steroid in ointment form. Boy, did that take care of it. I had this rash for 6mo and after using the ointment for 3 days it was almost completely gone.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, I had a family emergency at my in laws. I stayed at their house for 1.5 weeks. So stress, along with different laundry products and a non gluten-free kitchen (I still ate gluten-free but it was no way as safe as my home kitchen) triggered my rash to come back in a big way. Now it's behind both ears, on both shins, both elbows and across my upper back. The dermatologist is thinking it could be the laundry stuff but could also be cross contamination from the gluten eaters kitchen. So I'm back on the clobetasol ointment, I'm also back home in my safe kitchen and things are getting better.

I was diagnosed 3 years ago and this past year is really the first time I've had this particular issue. I've only been anti ttg negative for about a year. Maybe that has something to do with it. Who knows. It could just be an interesting coincidence. I've been thinking that it may be a good idea to get my antibodies checked again, they haven't been checked they fell into the normal range.

So my question, is there a good test out there for compliance? Something that could show if I've been cc'd? I know the anti ttg test isn't the best way.

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