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maddycat

Could This Rash Be Dh?

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I was loosly diagnosed with celiac about a year ago (no biopsy) and have been gluten free since. In the past several months I have been getting a recurring rash on the inside of my right elbow. It starts out with tiny red bumps and spreads outward in a ring- centered right around my inner elbow fold. It is slightly itchy. The think that makes me suspect it might be from gluten is I also have been getting diarrhea right when the rash breaks out (probably from cc, getting glutened issues). The rash usually clears up in a couple of days on it's own- I haven't been putting anything on it.

Any thoughts on this? Is it worth getting in to see a dermatologist when I have an active rash?

Thanks,

Marcia


Marcia-

Diagnosed Celiac based on equivocal results on blood seriology tests, did not have a biopsy due to already eating gluten free (I didn't know any better at the time to keep eating gluten until all tests could be done).

Diagnosis came 3 months after the birth of my first child at age 31 (I believe childbirth was my trigger).

Gluten Free since 8/06

Genetic testing revealed:

I have one copy of DQ2 (DQA1 05/DQB1 02)

Son- 3 years old, so far not showing any signs of digestive issues and does eat gluten- fingers crossed!

Second baby born after I have been gluten free for 2 1/2 years- a healthy boy weighing in at 9 pounds at birth!

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Marcia,

If you were loosely diagnosed with Celiac, do you follow the diet loosely as well?

I would revisit your diet and make sure that it's clean from gluten including lipsticks, shampoos, shared toaster or cc from home or restaurants.

If your rash does not clear up, then perhaps see a doctor.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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The Celiac Sprue Association website has photos of and informaion about DH.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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Marcia,

If you were loosely diagnosed with Celiac, do you follow the diet loosely as well?

I would revisit your diet and make sure that it's clean from gluten including lipsticks, shampoos, shared toaster or cc from home or restaurants.

No, I do follow the diet as closely as I can. I am very careful at home, have a separate toaster, etc, am careful about reading labels, choose gluten-free cosmetics, etc. I do eat out about 1-2 times a week but...

this question is not about how careful I eat, it is about whether the rash is from gluten, or possibly something else...


Marcia-

Diagnosed Celiac based on equivocal results on blood seriology tests, did not have a biopsy due to already eating gluten free (I didn't know any better at the time to keep eating gluten until all tests could be done).

Diagnosis came 3 months after the birth of my first child at age 31 (I believe childbirth was my trigger).

Gluten Free since 8/06

Genetic testing revealed:

I have one copy of DQ2 (DQA1 05/DQB1 02)

Son- 3 years old, so far not showing any signs of digestive issues and does eat gluten- fingers crossed!

Second baby born after I have been gluten free for 2 1/2 years- a healthy boy weighing in at 9 pounds at birth!

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No, I do follow the diet as closely as I can. I am very careful at home, have a separate toaster, etc, am careful about reading labels, choose gluten-free cosmetics, etc. I do eat out about 1-2 times a week but...

this question is not about how careful I eat, it is about whether the rash is from gluten, or possibly something else...

HI, When my DH first started it was last year, and it showed up on the inside folds of my arm (elbow area) each side of my neck, across my belly, and lower back, neck/hairline...after doctoring with my family dr. i went to see a derm. in Aug of this year finally, he diagnosed it DH, now by time i went to see him..the rash had cleared up everywhere but my lower back, pubic area, neck/hairline, after taking dapsone for almost 2 months now and on a gluten-free diet for a month, my rash is pretty much gone.

Your rash may be clearing up because you are already gluten-free and watching closely. thats just my opinion tho. I'm very new to this..only sharing where my rash first started.

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