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Lollie

Gluten Question?

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Does any one get a small itchy rash all over after eating gluten? I was glutened on Tuesday and have been itchy ever since....

Also, I've been gluten free for about four months and I have been very careful, and lucky, and haven't been glutened since the very first few weeks, until now. The question is, do the side effects of the gluten get more severe the longer you are without the gluten? It seemed like I was much sicker and had more joint pain then I had before. And it continued for a solid 2 days, which before, it would have only lasted a few hours.

Thanks for any input!

Lollie


tests inconclusive, diet conclusive January 2006

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I can get a rash and I can also get hives when I eat gluten. I seemed to get new symptoms after going gluten free that can be quite intense, such as heart problems and stomach pain.


Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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Hi Lollie--During a gluten reaction, I get a small rash on my face and itching with no rash all over--especially my neck, arms, sides and back. The itching takes a long time to go away.


Patti

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Each time I have a glutening, I am sicker longer than I was the time before. It makes me that much more careful!


Dessa

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Have you investigated the rash to be DH yet?


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Indianapolis, IN

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My last accidental glutening a few days ago at NYF not only did I get very sick, and itch all over but my DH came out on my skin over a period of two days. This has been the worst with a few minute crumbs of glutening. I find each time gets worse and worse. I am so very careful about being in contact with gluten.


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I've been told the longer you're gluten-free, the higher the chance of actually having a bad reaction such as anaphalayxes shock. After years of being gluten-free, it's a good thing to carry an epi pen.


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That's what I was afraid of! I figured it must get worse with time.....

Jenvan- I haven't looked into the DH, because I rarely have any kind of a rash. And this doesn't seem to be the same thing as what I've seen pictured and discribed. But, if it persists......

JerseyAngel- That is what my rash is like. It is mostly on my torso (especially my stomach), and it itches like crazy. Do you take anything like Benedryl?

Believe me, I will be even more careful then I was before!

Lollie


tests inconclusive, diet conclusive January 2006

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I've been told the longer you're gluten-free, the higher the chance of actually having a bad reaction such as anaphalayxes shock. After years of being gluten-free, it's a good thing to carry an epi pen.

I just heard that from a man who has celiac and has been gluten free for many years now. His reaction to gluten is anaphylaxis. Yikes!

My little boy has been gluten-free for 8 months now, and although I don't think he has DH, I've noticed that for the longest time he has tiny bumps on the skin of his face (which you can only see if you get really close to him). I don't know what that is, but I'm assuming it's related to celiac and maybe even permanent.

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Lollie--On my torso and inner forearms, I only get red spots here and there. The rash tends to happen on my face. The itching is widespread, though. I used to use Claritan--just recently, my new allergist put me on Zyrtek, which I like. I know, it's scary when these things happen and it does make me super vigilant ;) I also use a hypoallergenic laundry detergent--usually Purex Free and Clear. I also found a mild bath soap without harsh cleansers to be helpful. California Baby Sensitive line is nice--and I can now get it at Wegmans!


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Do you take anything like Benedryl?

Believe me, I will be even more careful then I was before!

Lollie

Whatever you do, don't use topical benadryl! My allergist said it actually makes skin allergies/reactions worse! :o

He told me to just lay on the cortisone...


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