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sierrabear

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I am new to all of this. And I dont know where to go. I'll give a brief history and maybe someone can tell me where to go. In Dec of 2005 I developed palmoplantar pustular psoriasis. I have never had a skin problem before. Nor do I have a family history of skin problems. My Mom thinks she may have a form of celiac disease and after going gltuen free had some resolution of symptoms. Mostly arthritic complaints. She only did it for like 2 months. Probably not long enough to see effects. Anyway, I have no idea what celiac disease or gluten is. In sept of 2006 I started eating a vegan diet, and saw improvement with ppp. In Nov I became pregnant and my ppp is also better. I am due in about 4 weeks and am afraid of reacurring sysmptoms. Anyway. I have looked into diet and psoriasis before with no luck, until now. Now I am finding out all kinds of things I couldnt find before. Even my derm dr told me there was no connection. I also go on a ppp thread and all of those ppl say diet has nothing to do with it. So here I am. If anyone can help, please tell me.

Deb

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You have come to a good place for info. Make sure you check out the home page also. There is no harm nutritionally with following a gluten free diet and it won't harm the baby at all. Ask any and all queries that you need to and be sure to read as much as you can. People here are familiar with any and all struggles. Welcome to the board.

Krista

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Welcome!

Celiac disease is an allergy to gluten. If you have this, then the gluten you ingest damages the villi in your small intestin, and you are less able to absorb nutrients from your food. This can cause a whole host of other problems in your body (including rashes).

Gluten comes from wheat, rye and barley (and possibly oats). If you have Celiac, then you need to avoid all foods and personal products that contain these items. This website is a great place to get information. These people probably know more about this condition than most doctors.

Read as much as you can, find a doctor to give you the required blood tests, and then if you are positive you will need to change to a gluten-free life.

Good luck, and feel free to post with any questions you have.

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