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Canadian1000

Itchy bumps on elbow

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So, I have had a celiac blood test after eating the equivalent of 4 slices of bread each day for a total of 24 months. The blood test came back negative for celiacs. There were several tests that were done as apart of that one test of which I cannot remember the names, but it was a standard test for celiacs.

What caused me to have this test were these tiny itchy bumps on my elbows. Sometimes they are just on one elbow and sometimes they are on both. Typically they last for about 48 hours, are intensely itchy and then completely disappear. 

I have never been able to get to a dermatologist in time for him to take a biopsy because they disappear so quickly but I am trying to figure out what they may be. I can eat all the bread and gluten in the world and not have a rash or any intestinal issues. But when I eat certain things like sausage the itchy bumps reappear and itch like hell.

The biggest issue for me is that these bumps look like DH but I suspect that they are not given the fact that they disappear so quickly, never stick around, and don't appear when I am eating bread. Does anyone have any idea of what else it may be? It's making me crazy not knowing - I can tolerate the itch if I use polysporin anti-itch, but the fact that I don't know is what is driving me crazy.

Thanks in advance.

 

PS: I am allergic to Milk, although I seem to be able to tolerate it. I haven't noticed a correlation with the bumps and consuming milk either.

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Maybe it's an allergy to sulfites, preservatives often found in processed meats like sausage and luncheon meats, wines and shellfish.

I have an allergy to sulfites and break out in bumps on elbows, knees, and palms when exposed.  The bumps do resemble DH because it is the same type of reaction in the skin.  

Medicines often contain some sort of sulfur compounds that will trigger reactions in allergic people.

 http://www.sulfites.org/sulfite-foods/

Hope this helps.

 

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18 minutes ago, knitty kitty said:

Maybe it's an allergy to sulfites, preservatives often found in processed meats like sausage and luncheon meats, wines and shellfish.

I have an allergy to sulfites and break out in bumps on elbows, knees, and palms when exposed.  The bumps do resemble DH because it is the same type of reaction in the skin.  

Medicines often contain some sort of sulfur compounds that will trigger reactions in allergic people.

 http://www.sulfites.org/sulfite-foods/

Hope this helps.

 

I am deathly allergic to Sulfa, is there a connection?

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List of foods to avoid with sulfite allergies:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/108427-list-foods-sulfite-allergies/


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Rheumatoid Arthritis October 2018

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2 hours ago, knitty kitty said:

I truly believe so.  I'm allergic to all the different classes of sulfa drugs. I avoid them and any foods containing sulfites.

How bad are your reactions to Sulfa? 

 

The last time I had a sulfa drug, I went into cardiac arrest.

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Oh, that's scary!  I've had tachycardia.  

I've reacted to sulfites in food, such as wine and shellfish.  But I also react to Sulfa drugs, medications with sulfur compounds in them.  I understand there's a difference. I'm lucky, I react to food and medicines. 

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Thankfully, I have avoided Sulfa my entire life. The last time I had it I was a kid and I am now 28. My doctors have always made sure that anything they have given me was free of sulfa. 

The itchy bumps that appeared on Saturday which I thought were DH disappeared by Tuesday and all remnants of them are now gone. 

DH doesn't come and go that quickly does it? I read online about something called the ribo-rash caused by ribonucleotides. Apparently there are lots of this kind of preservative in sausage.... but I never ate any sausage this week so I couldn't figure out why it happened again... then I realized I had instant noodles last Friday - and guess what? Instant noodles are jam packed with that crap. So I think I may have found the culprit.

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9 hours ago, Canadian1000 said:

Thankfully, I have avoided Sulfa my entire life. The last time I had it I was a kid and I am now 28. My doctors have always made sure that anything they have given me was free of sulfa. 

The itchy bumps that appeared on Saturday which I thought were DH disappeared by Tuesday and all remnants of them are now gone. 

DH doesn't come and go that quickly does it? I read online about something called the ribo-rash caused by ribonucleotides. Apparently there are lots of this kind of preservative in sausage.... but I never ate any sausage this week so I couldn't figure out why it happened again... then I realized I had instant noodles last Friday - and guess what? Instant noodles are jam packed with that crap. So I think I may have found the culprit.

I hope you have found the culprit in that.

DH has a mind of it's own & does whatever it darn well pleases but no, it doesn't generally come & go that quickly.


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