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Has anyone ever had a nasty itchy burning rash on their calves or one calf. This is a new happening. I am on my one week of gluten, which I never want to repeat again. This is so the dermatologist can get a good look a these things and do a skin biopsy. This is the first time I have had a reaction on my calves, but it is only one calf. So, I was wondering if anyone else has gotten this on a glutening.

When this week is finished I will not have gluten again. I have never felt so awful in my life. There isn't one part of my body that doesn't itch, my head aches and everytime I have had gluten I feel a half hour or such later so very sick.

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Yes, that's a common symptom. It really doesn't matter where it shows up though. Everyone is different in that way. Once you go gluten-free, any glutening you get can manifest more pronounced symptoms than before. I think it's because the body now has a lower "point of reference", so the gluten can make a larger impact. Like putting one cup of water into a pool full of water - you'd never see it. But, put a cup of water in a cereal bowl, and it makes a big difference.

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I have an itchy rash that flares up on my left foot. I use an OTC cortisone cream for relief. I also get itchiness and rash on my eyelids at times.

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ok, so this is probably way unrelated, but... i have a lot of bumps on my calves. it started back in march, maybe -- the first bump itched but stopped, then several others appeared (not itchy) and it has now spread to my other calf. it doesn't look rashy other than that it has spread.. the dermatologist did not know what it was, so she did a biopsy last week. i'm still waiting to hear back. two possibilities she mentioned were flat warts (ew!) and psoriasis (also ew), but she said they don't really look like either one. the bumps are maybe about 3 mm across and pinkish-red. nothing itches, and i'm so confused. perhaps it's not related to Celiac at all, especially since i've been gluten-free since july. any ideas?

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I get a itchy rash mainly on my calves, behind my knees, torso and chest when I accidently ingest gluten. It gets really nasty. It's like my body is trying to expel the gluten out through my skin. lol Hang in there...you'll get through it!!

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Right now I feel like one big itch machine. I thought perhaps it might have needed to be on both calves but then that is fine. Sometimes I itch without a rash. My face, back and chest always get it the worst, right now I look like an adolescent with zit face but it is not pimples. I never started having any of this till 6 years ago when I had the anemia, then a strike at work, then thyroid etc. I can't wait till this week is done.

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Has anyone ever had a nasty itchy burning rash on their calves or one calf. This is a new happening. I am on my one week of gluten, which I never want to repeat again.

Have you read the DH posts on this site? There are some links to photos of other peoples rashes.

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