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Insect Bites And Celiac Disease

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone else have this odd thing happen to them? i am not sure if it is at all related to Celiac Disease, but you never know.

I attract mosquitoes like crazy and when I get bit, I really get bit. then, they itch like crazy, swell up and then go away, but usually leave scars! My legs are so UGLY! it seems never ending and I feel like the only one in the world! can anyone relate? thank you!

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I only attract mosquitoes when my hubby isn't around. They like him best! Occasionally, I do get bitten and yes they itch. I believe everyone gets somewhat itchy. However, some people do get allergic reactions. I don't.

neesee

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone else have this odd thing happen to them? i am not sure if it is at all related to Celiac Disease, but you never know.

I attract mosquitoes like crazy and when I get bit, I really get bit. then, they itch like crazy, swell up and then go away, but usually leave scars! My legs are so UGLY! it seems never ending and I feel like the only one in the world! can anyone relate? thank you!

YES!!! Me too! I have had so many stange things happen, but the skin issues are one of the strangest. This past May, my husband and our 2 kids went to the Keys. not only was I the only one bitten time and time again. but to this day I still see the scars. What is that all about? I have noticed that my skin is very sensitive now. I'm sure there must be a reason for it, but I have no idea what it is . But I defintely can relate....Janet

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i itch from about 2 seconds after the bite until 2 or more days later. i don't scar, but the bites raise up and harden usually. it's horrible.

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I don't think it's celiac related. Different people react differently to mosquito bites, that's all.

I recently read somewhere that heat helps if you apply it immediately to the bite, last time I had some bites on my ankles I took a hot hot shower, as hot as I could stand, and it did seem to help. Sometimes I roll a hot teacup over one.

Pauliina

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Pre-dx I would get eaten alive by mosquitos. Now I rarely ever get bit. Plus, when I do get bit now they're no where near as painful and itchy.

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I thought I was the only one. It is so painfull that I can't stand it and I have a high pain tolerance. If I get bitten on the arm, my entire arm swells. I will get 6 bites and no one body else will even get bit.

Kat

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone else have this odd thing happen to them? i am not sure if it is at all related to Celiac Disease, but you never know.

I attract mosquitoes like crazy and when I get bit, I really get bit. then, they itch like crazy, swell up and then go away, but usually leave scars! My legs are so UGLY! it seems never ending and I feel like the only one in the world! can anyone relate? thank you!

My little girl is Celiac and she gets eat up so bad with HUGE welped up red circles that leave wierd scabs!

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I know this will sound crazy but have your cholesterol checked. Usually it is high ..... I use B-1 & never get biten.....

The first statement is from a doctor who put these two together...

mamaw

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I know this will sound crazy but have your cholesterol checked. Usually it is high ..... I use B-1 & never get biten.....

The first statement is from a doctor who put these two together...

mamaw

My HDL was 77 and my LDL was 54 the last time I had it checked. I guess they just like the way I taste!

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I'm a mosquito magnet, and do appear to have allergic reactions to them.

I have very good cholesterol levels, take plenty of B-vits, and am small (so shouldn't be producing as much CO2 as others around me), but I still am a banquet for them.

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it takes me forever to heal from a bug bite. i got one on my arm in june and it's still there. i'm not a magnet for them but when i do get bit the bite gets really big and red and itches. this is my first summer gluten-free and the first time i've noticed this. not sure if it's related or not...

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I learned this while hiking the AT and it seemed to help. If you take loads of B-complex until you hit the point where you smell like a cereal box, around two weeks, the mosquitoes will not be liking you so much.

That said, I do have a couple of actinic keratosis from prior to that.

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