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Iodine and DH

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Hi, 

I have read that iodine can bring out DH more. 

I haven't been diagnosed with DH but I have this rash that I think is DH. It's on my chin, burns and itches (although not all the time) and has raised red bumps. 

I started to take an iodine supplement a few weeks back and 2 days later some tiny blisters appeared on my chin. These blisters have been coming and going ever since. 

I have now stopped taking the iodine supplement but the tiny blisters are still coming and going. 

I was just wondering if this sounds like DH? 

Could the iodine have been what was causing the blisters? If so, once the iodine was out of my system how long would the blisters take to clear? 

Thanks in advance

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Have you been diagnosed with celiac disease?

This rash is only on your chin?

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1 hour ago, squirmingitch said:

Have you been diagnosed with celiac disease?

This rash is only on your chin?

Hi

No I haven't been diagnosed with celiac and yes the rash is just on my chin. 

The doctor just doesn't seem to be able to give any answers. 

They think it could be rosecea but I'm not sure you get blisters with that. 

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Iodine can have a detoxing effect, though I never had a rash from it. Are you doing the full protocol with salt and vitamins, etc? Iodine is awesome, but it's important to do it right or you can cause yourself unnecessary discomfort. 

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20 minutes ago, Scuff said:

Iodine can have a detoxing effect, though I never had a rash from it. Are you doing the full protocol with salt and vitamins, etc? Iodine is awesome, but it's important to do it right or you can cause yourself unnecessary discomfort. 

Sorry, what do you mean with regards to the salt and vitamins etc? 

I'm not actually sure if I have DH but these blisters started to arrive on my face 2 days after starting an iodine supplement. When I done a little research it said iodine can cause the DH rash to be worse/flare up. 

I stopped taking the iodine when I realised this could be the cause of the blisters ... yet blisters still keep appearing. They have started to appear on my forehead / hairline now. 

I suppose I am just trying to put 2 and 2 together and have self diagnosed DH as the doctors keep dismissing me. 

I need to return the doctors really and keep pushing it to see a dematolagist. 

 

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I don't know about iodine making dh worse. I'm new to all this myself. But, I did use iodine several years ago to heal my thyroid. So I know a bit about that ;) Iodine displaces bromine and fluoride in the body. Which can be good- those things aren't good for you. But, you body needs to be able to keep up with flushing it all out, or it can cause problems. For me, it was usually neurological- headache and irritability. Might have also flared up a dh rash. I've had skin issues for a long time that I'm just now recognizing as dh. So, who knows. If I were you, I'd probably stay off the iodine for a little bit. See what happens with the rash and try to get the biopsy/dh diagnosis. Then, restart the iodine when you have a better handle on what's going on. Dr Brownstien's book "Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It" is good. Also "Iodine Crisis" by Lynne Farrow. And this article explains the vitamins, etc that they suggest taking with it to support the body. 

 https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/2013/12/29/companion-nutrients-the-key-to-iodine-protocol/

 

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18 hours ago, Scuff said:

I don't know about iodine making dh worse. I'm new to all this myself. But, I did use iodine several years ago to heal my thyroid. So I know a bit about that ;) Iodine displaces bromine and fluoride in the body. Which can be good- those things aren't good for you. But, you body needs to be able to keep up with flushing it all out, or it can cause problems. For me, it was usually neurological- headache and irritability. Might have also flared up a dh rash. I've had skin issues for a long time that I'm just now recognizing as dh. So, who knows. If I were you, I'd probably stay off the iodine for a little bit. See what happens with the rash and try to get the biopsy/dh diagnosis. Then, restart the iodine when you have a better handle on what's going on. Dr Brownstien's book "Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It" is good. Also "Iodine Crisis" by Lynne Farrow. And this article explains the vitamins, etc that they suggest taking with it to support the body. 

 https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/2013/12/29/companion-nutrients-the-key-to-iodine-protocol/

 

Thank you so much for the reply, the book recommendations and the link. Really useful and I appreciate it. 

Will definitely look into them. 

Thanks again. 

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