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janelyb

Rash? Is It Dh?

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Don't worry we have an appoitment today. Anyways here is a picture of a rash that has been on my son for a few weeks now, it doesn't seem to be clearing and for a while there it seemed like it was spreading. I tried to look up online what a dh rash looks like and I see some really horrific pictures.

The rash only started when we were giving huge amounts of wheat/gluten...more than normal amounts to see if that would show up on the test but it didn't.

here is the link to the pic

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a381/ajb...i/DSCN2360a.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a381/ajb...i/DSCN2360b.jpg

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Don't worry we have an appoitment today. Anyways here is a picture of a rash that has been on my son for a few weeks now, it doesn't seem to be clearing and for a while there it seemed like it was spreading. I tried to look up online what a dh rash looks like and I see some really horrific pictures.

The rash only started when we were giving huge amounts of wheat/gluten...more than normal amounts to see if that would show up on the test but it didn't.

here is the link to the pic

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a381/ajb...i/DSCN2360a.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a381/ajb...i/DSCN2360b.jpg

Is it itching like crazy??? If yes I would suspect DH if not it may be a viral rash or a karatosis of some sort.

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I'm definitely no expert on DH, but it looks a lot like the rash my DD got when she snuck a box of Girl Scout cookies. (Ugh!) I cropped up on her arm in just one place, lasted a couple weeks and then disappeared altogether until a month later when she cheated again. (The entire house is now gluten free except a few things in a garage freezer for dh to take to work.)

Regardless of what it is called, I'd say it is pretty clearly related to the gluten. If it is DH I had read that iodine is needed for the reaction so we cut out DD's salt intake for a couple weeks until it cleared.

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yes he's been itching it like crazy. We are going to the pedi in a couple of hours we shall see what he thinks of it. I'll update everyone this evening (west coast time zone here)

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so the pedi wasn't sure if it was a coincedence that he got the rash while on high doses of wheat but was kinda leading toward it being a rash related to gluten...he said it was hard to say...he didn't speifically say it was DH but I am taking/treating as tho it is.

All he told us to do is to use zinc on it??? Is this true???? Well I didn't want to say where the rash was to all of you but it is on the lowerbackside.

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hi, i get something that looks like that on the tops of my thighs above my knees and on my back where your ribs are, dosnt itch all the time but when it does look out, was never sure what DH looks like hard to find pics on the net of it.

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Those pictures look just like my daughter's rash (she is 17 months).

We found out about our family having celiac disease last spring- just a month or two before she started solids. We decided to keep gluten out of her diet- so she has never been fed any food with gluten (well maybe she was cc'ed a couple of times before her big brother and big sister went gluten-free and she did touch some play dough at a local children's centre once).

I can't remember when the rash started- but I remember that she had it before I went gluten-free. So I thought that it might be gluten related and perhaps she was getting gluten through my breastmilk. I hoped the rash would go away when I went gluten-free (she was 8 months old when I changed my diet).

Anyway- it hasn't gone away. It has spread. It was initially on her lower legs - just above her ankles and on her lower arms- just above her wrists. By the end of the summer/early fall it had spread up her legs and up her arms. She has never scratched it - so it is probably not itchy. She also has a rash on her cheeks (the ones on her face :rolleyes: ). She doesn't have the rash on her knees or on her elbows.

I don't know what is causing the rash. My most recent thought is that it could be the baby cleanser/shampoo that I use when she has a bath. I've been using Aveeno.... I just didn't think that it would be a problem, but there could definitely be some gluten contamination in the oats. So I'm planning to switch to a gluten-free baby cleanser and baby shampoo.

However, I'm wondering if I should have her seen by a dermatologist first? Would it be worthwhile have a biopsy done? Could it be DH if it is not itchy?

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It looks exactly like a rash my 3-year old had, across the top of his shoulders and behind his knees. It didn't appear to itch. Thanks so much for posting the picture. I described it to his nutritionist, (at Uof Chicago Celiac Program), and she said it probably wasn't related to Celiac since it didn't itch. BUT, I've never seen a rash like it before. He also has red cheeks and chin. The pediatritian said it is Keratosis?? a type of skin?(rough). Anyway, it does take a few weeks to go away. The stuff the ped gave me for his face he wiped off b/c he said it hurt. I try to put lotion on when he's sleeping, but I don't know if that helps. From reading posts, it seems anything can be related to celiac, but it's helpful to hear other parents/kids have experienced the same thing. I'm starting to wonder if my 6-year old, who tested negative, may be less moody on a gluten-free diet!

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I've been using Aveeno.... I just didn't think that it would be a problem, but there could definitely be some gluten contamination in the oats. So I'm planning to switch to a gluten-free baby cleanser and baby shampoo.

However, I'm wondering if I should have her seen by a dermatologist first? Would it be worthwhile have a biopsy done? Could it be DH if it is not itchy?

Suzie, did you make the switch to gluten-free bath products? Articles I have read say that people with DH _ARE_ sensitive to gluten in skin products...so removing the Aveeno and reading other products carefully is a good idea. Might scrub the tub, too.

Have you checked out California Baby products? They are gluten-free / nut free / milk free, etc., and very cute. You can get them on amazon .com or health food stores...or they have their own website.

April

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Well our pedi keeps saying oh it's just a really bad diaper rash....so far no cream helps and it actually spread up on his lower back. It is extremely itchy. I am so wondering if it is a reaction to dairy or maybe corn???? Anywho we have an appt this wednesday with GI and I want to get her take on it, and in 1 week we have an appt for skin testing for allergies.

It looks exactly like a rash my 3-year old had, across the top of his shoulders and behind his knees. It didn't appear to itch. Thanks so much for posting the picture. I described it to his nutritionist, (at Uof Chicago Celiac Program), and she said it probably wasn't related to Celiac since it didn't itch. BUT, I've never seen a rash like it before. He also has red cheeks and chin. The pediatritian said it is Keratosis?? a type of skin?(rough). Anyway, it does take a few weeks to go away. The stuff the ped gave me for his face he wiped off b/c he said it hurt. I try to put lotion on when he's sleeping, but I don't know if that helps. From reading posts, it seems anything can be related to celiac, but it's helpful to hear other parents/kids have experienced the same thing. I'm starting to wonder if my 6-year old, who tested negative, may be less moody on a gluten-free diet!

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