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Kathouse

Random body/scalp itchiness and hair shedding. What IS this?

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Hello all,

Diagnosed Celiac in Feb/2017. Been gluten-free ever since. Overall not feeling any better but worse. Aside from the mental issues, I have noticed random itchiness all over my body; not all the time, but I can't pinpoint when it occurs. My scalp is itchy all the time now and I'm shedding like crazy. With the long, dark hair that I have it's very noticeable...no bald spots though.  I had some little red, sore pimple-like spots on my scalp too, which seem to have subsided. What is all this? Anyone have any similar symptoms?
Kat

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Rashes, hair loss, and itchiness are common, so do not worry.  A lot has to do with deficiencies which will resolve slowly on a gluten free diet.  Be sure your doctor checks your thyroid (tests for thyroid antibodies) as that can be attributed to hair loss and dry skin too.   Autoimmune thyroiditis is commonly linked to celiac disease.  

After six months, your doctor should check you for deficiencies and to see if your celiac antibodies are going down, but those can take a year or longer to get into the normal range.  

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/how-often-should-follow-up-testing-occur/

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Menopause. thyroid issues, vitamin deficiencies, natural yearly shedding, a shampoo whit an ingredient that your skin doesn't like,  age, time of year when air is dry in houses, lice, fleas, so many things it could be or a combo of things.

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Thank you for the advice. Labs completed Monday ruled out Menopause. I have had Thyroid checked so many times I can't count, even had an ultrasound. The itchiness I mostly mild but intensifies at times and I can't pinpoint why. Definitely will get a good multi vitamin and continue with a good probiotic.  

 

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