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I was diagnosed with DH in April of this year. I went to a regular doctor in Oct. of last year, he gave me a steroid cream, and off I went. Four tubes later and no relief I went to a dermatologist who took a biopsy from each arm and was diagnosed four days later. I took Dapsone for 1 month and everything cleared right up. I took my last pill May 13 and have the worst rash to date already. I thought I was gluten free but obviously I was mistaken. I have severly changed my diet again and done alot more reading about what are intolerable ingredients. Is there a way that gluten can come into our bodies through shampoo, lotion, deodorant, soaps etc? I have been gluten free as far as I know for only 1 day and am in severly bad shape with the rash and would like to know if anyone has an idea of how long it takes once gluten free for DH symptoms to begin to subside.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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I was diagnosed with DH in April of this year. I went to a regular doctor in Oct. of last year, he gave me a steroid cream, and off I went. Four tubes later and no relief I went to a dermatologist who took a biopsy from each arm and was diagnosed four days later. I took Dapsone for 1 month and everything cleared right up. I took my last pill May 13 and have the worst rash to date already. I thought I was gluten free but obviously I was mistaken. I have severly changed my diet again and done alot more reading about what are intolerable ingredients. Is there a way that gluten can come into our bodies through shampoo, lotion, deodorant, soaps etc? I have been gluten free as far as I know for only 1 day and am in severly bad shape with the rash and would like to know if anyone has an idea of how long it takes once gluten free for DH symptoms to begin to subside.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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I have been experimenting with different ideas. When I get the rash, I find that it helps to drink a lot of plain water. Flush out the system. It takes me personally 3 days to "get over it" and my skin to return to normal. My sister has the herpes-like breakouts that looks like she has leprosy or something. But she eats gluten products and wonders why. :blink:

There are a lot of products on the market that use flour to maintain shelf life. Did you know the candy companies use a light dusting of flour on the inside of the chocolate candy bars to keep them from sticking once they are in the stores? Did you know products like sour cream and Pace brand pecante sauce have gluten in them to maintain shelf life? It's the "natural" ingredient used instead of synthetic preservatives.

Beef broth, multi-ingredient dry seasonings. So many things I had in my kitchen I had to pitch. I am sensitive to these "light" and "natural" additives so that's when I break out in the red rash. Heat and hot water from a shower make my skin "glow" with the red whelts. Since I walk 15 - 18 miles a week at the park trail, I hydrate well throughout the day and it seems to make a difference. And I have been on gluten free foods for a year this weekend. Hope this helps.

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I was diagnosed with DH in April of this year. I went to a regular doctor in Oct. of last year, he gave me a steroid cream, and off I went. Four tubes later and no relief I went to a dermatologist who took a biopsy from each arm and was diagnosed four days later. I took Dapsone for 1 month and everything cleared right up. I took my last pill May 13 and have the worst rash to date already. I thought I was gluten free but obviously I was mistaken. I have severly changed my diet again and done alot more reading about what are intolerable ingredients. Is there a way that gluten can come into our bodies through shampoo, lotion, deodorant, soaps etc? I have been gluten free as far as I know for only 1 day and am in severly bad shape with the rash and would like to know if anyone has an idea of how long it takes once gluten free for DH symptoms to begin to subside.

Thank you in advance for any help.

This may be really obvious, but have you checked your soaps & shampoos? I have found that a lot of soaps (especially the ones that are mild, like aveeno) have wheat germ oil or other "wheaty" things in them. I know you don't eat them (well, okay, I'm assuming you don't eat your soap :) ) but I've found that those things can really bother me if I use them on my skin. Also, it is tough to catch all those hidden glutens, and if you've been pretty strict for a few days, you may have a lot more time to go before it really clears your system. Hang in there and stay gluten-free.

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I was diagnosed with DH in April of this year. I went to a regular doctor in Oct. of last year, he gave me a steroid cream, and off I went. Four tubes later and no relief I went to a dermatologist who took a biopsy from each arm and was diagnosed four days later. I took Dapsone for 1 month and everything cleared right up. I took my last pill May 13 and have the worst rash to date already. I thought I was gluten free but obviously I was mistaken. I have severly changed my diet again and done alot more reading about what are intolerable ingredients. Is there a way that gluten can come into our bodies through shampoo, lotion, deodorant, soaps etc? I have been gluten free as far as I know for only 1 day and am in severly bad shape with the rash and would like to know if anyone has an idea of how long it takes once gluten free for DH symptoms to begin to subside.

Thank you in advance for any help.

[/quote/ Mine was on my stomach and it took 4 months. I finally got some oil of oregano and put 1 drop in water and sipped it and a dot or 2 on my stomach before bed and it quit itching and cleared up after a couple of weeks. got it at www.bioinnovations.net it is the caspian sea (strong) kind. Hope that helps. LindaLee

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