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Can You Help Me With This Rash?

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I have celiac disease and was diagnosed in 09 and have been gluten free since then. Occasionally I get this rash, but this time it is not going away. The places I have it are on both sides of my neck which is sort of one small cluster on each side, the inside/front of both arms above the elbow which are both in a straight line of one bump/blister each making a row of 4 or 5 bumps, across my chest in very small groupings/clusters, on my upper back in clusters, one bump only on each side in front of my hips, and same in back of hips, and then several bumps on each leg. They itch like complete insanity. If I get in to a hot bath or hot water, the itch becomes unbearable. They don't heal or go away or change or get worse or anything. They are like little blisters until I scratch them and then tiny little sores. If they ever do go away, they leave sort of dark purple spots for months and months. Can anyone relate to this and tell me what it might be, and if it could be related to my celiac disease? Thank you!


41 year old homeschooling mom of 5

ttg iga 88, reference range 0-19 gliadin peptide antibody iga 105, reference range 0-31

endoscopy positive for celiac disease, hiatal hernia, major acid reflux damage

diagnosed with arthritis in my teens, thyroid disease in my 20's, epilepsy in my 20's, adult ADD in my 30's,

suffered from joint pain, migraines, seizures, 4 miscarriages, 2 years infertility, scalp rash, bloating, chronic constipation, acid reflux, weight gain, hashimoto's disease, enlarged thyroid, thyroid nodule, extreme fatigue, low vitamin D, anemia, mouth and nose sores

Started gluten-free diet 10/7/09! Never had another seizure after 10 years of epilepsy. TRUE STORY. 2 babies after going gluten-free

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Have you seen a doctor about this yet?  It maybe a good idea to set up an appointment, since so many things can cause a rash.


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I assume that you have completely ruled out DH (celiac rash)? Celiac disease can evolve and manifest in so many ways. Are you sure you are not getting exposed to gluten (new meds, etc?)

I hope you can figure it out!


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I assume that you have completely ruled out DH (celiac rash)? Celiac disease can evolve and manifest in so many ways. Are you sure you are not getting exposed to gluten (new meds, etc?)

I hope you can figure it out!

I second these thoughts. 

You should probably go to your doctor & see if your blood panel is signifying dietary compliance.

Go through everything you put in your mouth & re-check to make sure it is truly gluten free. Do you eat out?


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Actually I am wondering if this sounds like a celiac rash. I don't know what I would be eating that would have gluten regularly, but I am sure I could have been glutened at a restaurant. We don't go out often, and if I do it's only to places I don't usually have a problem with, like getting fries at five guys. But recently I went to two restaurants that assured me they were safe, but who knows really. I'd did have a blood panel within the last 6-8 months and they told me the results were fine, though I didn't see them for myself. But I haven't had any testing done with this rash. I could be getting exposed somehow.


41 year old homeschooling mom of 5

ttg iga 88, reference range 0-19 gliadin peptide antibody iga 105, reference range 0-31

endoscopy positive for celiac disease, hiatal hernia, major acid reflux damage

diagnosed with arthritis in my teens, thyroid disease in my 20's, epilepsy in my 20's, adult ADD in my 30's,

suffered from joint pain, migraines, seizures, 4 miscarriages, 2 years infertility, scalp rash, bloating, chronic constipation, acid reflux, weight gain, hashimoto's disease, enlarged thyroid, thyroid nodule, extreme fatigue, low vitamin D, anemia, mouth and nose sores

Started gluten-free diet 10/7/09! Never had another seizure after 10 years of epilepsy. TRUE STORY. 2 babies after going gluten-free

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It sounds like dh to me. The way you describe it presenting & how it acts. You could go to a derm & have it biopsied IF they do the biopsy correctly --- NEXT to not on an FRESH lesion. IMHO you're getting glutened somewhere.

I'm not sure how it will work with you on the bloods now since you didn't have dh when you were dx'd but those of us who present with dh before a dx test negative on the bloods 60% of the time. We generally have to get a dh biopsy. 


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Rheumatoid Arthritis October 2018

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