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I've recently been to my GP 3 times in the last 2 weeks.  It started with a rash on my side that was diagnosed as shingles.  About 5 days later, a different extremely itchy rash developed on my thighs, buttocks, lower back and biceps.  Small red and raised, but  would become hive like once inflamed.  I went back to the GP one more time where they prescribed prednisone until I could see the dermatologist (tomorrow).  I've never even considered this being celiac as I don't have any digestive issues outside of diarrhea after lunch which I've always attributed to coffee consumption. Just trying to gauge the possibility for celiac going into tomorrow's tests. Thanks

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2 hours ago, Cbroas said:

I've recently been to my GP 3 times in the last 2 weeks.  It started with a rash on my side that was diagnosed as shingles.  About 5 days later, a different extremely itchy rash developed on my thighs, buttocks, lower back and biceps.  Small red and raised, but  would become hive like once inflamed.  I went back to the GP one more time where they prescribed prednisone until I could see the dermatologist (tomorrow).  I've never even considered this being celiac as I don't have any digestive issues outside of diarrhea after lunch which I've always attributed to coffee consumption. Just trying to gauge the possibility for celiac going into tomorrow's tests. Thanks

Hi!  You might have a rash rash called Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH).  It can be tricky to get a diagnosis and not all dermatologists do the skin biopsy properly.  Read through our DH section to understand the technique involved.  Learn about celiac blood testing here, but keep in my those with DH can fail the blood tests.  Most of their antibodies can be found in the skin.  

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/

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