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Lollie

I've Got An Itchy Question

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Okay, here goes.....

Is it possible to have the HD skin rash, after going gluten-free?

I always had all the GI problems, still do sometimes :( but, the gluten-free diet has cleared up alot of my digestive problems, but now I have a rash all over my torso. It is small red bumps that look like they my be full of water or puss and itch, until you touch them, then they hurt. I messed with one and it is now much bigger and much redder.

I don't know if this is HD or something else. I have had alot of stress lately, but i've had stess inthe past and didn't get a rash!

Any knowledge is greatly appreciated!

Lollie

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I got a rash after going gluten free. They are little red bumps that can itch. I get the rash when I accidently have wheat. My doctor thinks the rash is an allergic reaction to wheat, since I also have a wheat allergy.

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Thanks, I was thinking maybe there is some gluten in my bathing products or something....

I don't know. Did you do anything for them or did they just go away?

Lollie

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This is from their website (benadrylusa.com) - although you are in Canada and I don't know if it is different.....

Q. Do any of the Benadryl® products contain gluten?

A. We do not specifically test for the presence of gluten in our products. Therefore, we cannot certify them to be gluten free. While we can tell you that there are no gluten-containing grains in this product, we cannot guarantee that cross-contamination with gluten did not occur in the manufacturing process.

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Thanks for the information. I saw that information about benadryl on their website and then two other sites said that it was gluten free. I don't think I'll try it though just to be safe.

I just double checked Claitin and one website says that they can't guarantee that they are gluten free. This is old information. Do you have an updated statement?

"Claritin - all varieties. Company can't guarantee gluten free."

http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Spa/40...f-nolonger.html

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The website glutenfreedrugs.com lists claritin as gluten free - but I am not sure how frequently this list is updated. I have a box of claritin-d in front of me and i don't see anything suspicious listed.

I have been taking benadryl for the past several nights to try and stop my itching.....problem is it knocks me out and I have a hard time getting up in the morning. I thought I would try claritin but the only regular claritin that I have is generic and it lists 'pregelatinized starch' so I'm not touching it. I checked the mfrs. website and couldn't find anything. I don't want to take the claritin - d cause it makes my heart feel like it is pounding through my chest.

I'm going to the pharmacy this weekend to talk to the pharmacist about over the counter antihistamines. I have had hives for a few weeks now - only mostsly at night - and I am about ready to go nuts! I have huge bruises on my legs from scratching. My kids keep saying "Mom - just stop scratching!" I tell them oh, I hadn't thought of that! :P

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I don't want to take the claritin - d cause it makes my heart feel like it is pounding through my chest.
One of my allergic responses is a racing heart and heart palpitations so I think that I'll stay away from Claritin!

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One of my allergic responses is a racing heart and heart palpitations so I think that I'll stay away from Claritin!

Hi Carrie--Just a thought on the Claritin D--it contains a decongestant (hence the D) which could cause palpitations, among other things. I could never take it because I have high blood pressure and have to avoid decongestants. With your heart symptoms, I would caution you about ever taking a decongestant. Regular Claritin is an antihistimine--it causes me no side effects at all. As stated, Claritin is listed on the gluten-free list--

http://glutenfreedrugs.com/list.htm

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Thanks for the information. I saw that information about benadryl on their website and then two other sites said that it was gluten free. I don't think I'll try it though just to be safe.

Carrie, we give my son the Dye-Free Childerns bendryl, and he does not react to it.

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I had a bee sting and was taking Benadryl. http://www.benadrylusa.com/benadryl.asp?se...=10&from=45 - Q. Do any of the Benadryl® products contain gluten?

A. We do not specifically test for the presence of gluten in our products. Therefore, we cannot certify them to be gluten free. While we can tell you that there are no gluten-containing grains in this product, we cannot guarantee that cross-contamination with gluten did not occur in the manufacturing process.

`` I'm having cramps and diarreah and Benadryl would be the only thing "out of the ordinary" since I am very careful with my gluten-free, lactose-free (the ultratab tablets do NOT contain lactose, I was told by my pharmacisit) etc... ANYONE else out there had similar reactions???

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When I had really bad hives a year or 2 ago, my doctor said that Claritin wasn't very effective for skin-type allergies. He recommended Benadryl, along with Tagamet, the acid reducer. Strangely, something in this is supposed to be very helpful for hives. Not sure if it would be the same for other allergic skin reactions, but it might be worth a try.

Leah

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Lollie--I'm so sorry your having problems.

You mentioned to me that you were in the ER for your neck. (hope youdon't mind me sharing that) but could they have given you anything there that could cause the reaction.

I do think since it's on the trunk that it's a allergic reaction of some kind.

i have a cheap watch and when i had hives I broke out like you on both wrists cause i kept switching it from arm to arm.

what did you wear today..did you change your washing soap? Remember when i had that awful itching it cleared up after i stopped using the soverine (whatever) soap and now just use Pantine shampo that Karen told me about. When i went to MLD specialist she told me to use Eucerin Dry skin Therapy daily replenishing lotion. this is to add moisture to my skin but might help the itching..but the benadryl i bet is you best bet..or caritin..

Hope you feel better soon.

Love

Judy

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