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For Those Who Get Rashes From Gluten...

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How do you get relief from it? My daughter has been glutened and I have no idea how :( Some gluten free product she and I had today :angry: I lathered her up in desitin overnight cream and it seems to be helping since she isnt itching at it. What do you use? I have been glutened too from it but my symptoms are different.

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Where is her rash?? My son gets his in his diaper, he has had them for months and we are awaiting test results. I have medication from the doctor but nothing works.

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I have no clue what it is. We do know its not dh since it goes away in just a few days at most. Desitin (40%oxide ) seems to make it lighter. Its all over her butt cheeks and up her lower back a bit although she's potty trained so its not really a diaper rash just in the same area. Its her only symptom that we are aware of. We are going to see a MD who follows alternative treatments and herbs in a few months. He takes over six months to get into for your first time. Our insurance thankfully will pay for him and Im anxious to get her intolerance testing done along with blood work for her allergies. She has the allergy shiners. We dont eat casein or gluten and she very rarely has soy.

Have you tried an elimination diet with your son?

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I did try a short elimination and it didnt seem to get any better, his is the same...higher up on his butt say around the diaper line, and it looks like exzema. He also has a large red rashy area all along to front of him exactly where the diaper sits..almost like it is rubbing. We have changed diaper brands, bought bigger sizes, let him go without a diaper and nothing works..we have not taken him off Gluten completely yet, but that may be something to look into. both my kids have had the bloodwork about 2 weeks ago so we see the doctor next week to get the results. This is the only symptom he has, not sure what it is. my daughter shows more signs of Celiac and she is the one that I am most worried about. Would be nice to find out what is causing these rashes, they are definately NOT diaper rash though, doesnt seem to bother him any either.

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I did try a short elimination and it didnt seem to get any better, his is the same...higher up on his butt say around the diaper line, and it looks like exzema. He also has a large red rashy area all along to front of him exactly where the diaper sits..almost like it is rubbing. We have changed diaper brands, bought bigger sizes, let him go without a diaper and nothing works..we have not taken him off Gluten completely yet, but that may be something to look into. both my kids have had the bloodwork about 2 weeks ago so we see the doctor next week to get the results. This is the only symptom he has, not sure what it is. my daughter shows more signs of Celiac and she is the one that I am most worried about. Would be nice to find out what is causing these rashes, they are definately NOT diaper rash though, doesnt seem to bother him any either.

We never did bloodwork, only gene and stool samples. Her stool samples came up positive for malabsorption. So far that I can tell it seems to be gluten only causing the rash but I know she has other allergies we just cant figure out what they are. After the bloodwork is done, even if the bloodwork comes out fine, I would try removing gluten. They told me it was excema too but their creams never worked for it and the diet did. Her's did look like it was along the line of the diaper when she did wear a diaper. We changed diapers 4 times and went to cloth washcloths instead of wipes, and changed laundry soaps to see if that was it and the diet worked for us. I hope his rash is easy to solve like my daughter's was. You never want gluten intolerance but Im thankful she doesnt have an itchy rashy butt anymore all the time.

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Malabsorption is actually one of the classic signs of celiac disease. There's a reason that it is known as Celiac Sprue. One of my only symptoms was the itching. It used to drive me mad and actually make me cry all the time. I finally got some relief when I was put on once daily zyrtec. However, I'm not taking zyrtec anymore and I've found that a very strict gluten free diet is the only thing that I can do to keep myself from having to take medicine. When I do eat out, if I eat gluten by accident (you'd be surprised what it's in, french fries, marinades...salad dressing), a good quick dose of liquid benadryl (the creams took forever to work) or some other orally administered allergy medication usually provides decent relief. Nothing works quite as well as a gluten free diet though.

We never did bloodwork, only gene and stool samples. Her stool samples came up positive for malabsorption. So far that I can tell it seems to be gluten only causing the rash but I know she has other allergies we just cant figure out what they are. After the bloodwork is done, even if the bloodwork comes out fine, I would try removing gluten. They told me it was excema too but their creams never worked for it and the diet did. Her's did look like it was along the line of the diaper when she did wear a diaper. We changed diapers 4 times and went to cloth washcloths instead of wipes, and changed laundry soaps to see if that was it and the diet worked for us. I hope his rash is easy to solve like my daughter's was. You never want gluten intolerance but Im thankful she doesnt have an itchy rashy butt anymore all the time.

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Now I'm a big girl and I do not get diaper rash anymore, of course I don't think your kids are either! ;) I think they are getting a rash in a very warm area, a nice spot for a rash to form, and that's why it's there. I get a rash on my tummy, below my belly button whenever I get soy or corn, even the tiniest amount and it's a nasty red, sometimes raw rash, like a diaper rash. Nothing makes it go away until the soy or corn gets out of my system--I just keep baby powder on it until it calms down, that's all I can do. I feel for them. I totally understand and I am only 52! :huh:

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I use 1% hydrocortisone cream. I'd been using it for years for "eczema" on my doctor's recommendation. My eczema disappears almost completely when I stay gluten/dairy/soy-free, but if a little bit slips in, the hydrocortisone cream does seem to help it go away faster.

Jeanne

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My 4-yr-old (who is going gluten-free tomorrow) has always gotten bad rashes in the butt area, and when he was in a diaper, they were absolutely hideous. Now, and then also, I use Aveeno Bath Powder. It soothed him so much, that even at age 2, he would toddle up to me asking for a "special powder bath." Also, the Aveeno Diaper Cream worked much better for him than Desitin.

-Sarah

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My sons bad rash is under his belly button....right around where the diaper would sit and the rashes in the back are just above his diaper line also. Both rashes are different the front one is raw and red and the back ones are like excema. Nothing has worked, not even the 1% hyrocortizone cream. I am using nothing at the moment until Isee the specialist.

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Be careful with the hydrocortizone cream too, I am allergic to it. The doc I work for told me to use it on a sunburn a few years ago and I had a severe reaction to it, to which he told me I was wrong, that people just are not allergic to hydrocortizone cream. So then, I researched it on the internet and he is wrong, many people can't tolerate it and they specifically said in these articles, when using hydrocortizone cream, always use lightly, the doc I work for told me to rub it on thick, which I did.

As Fiddle-Faddle said, I would not use Aveeno products either. Supposedly, oats ARE gluten free, yet I will never feel good about oats and personally, I know they made me sick years before I knew what gluten was. Any of us who react to corn and soy, usually will react to oats on our skin too, so I would avoid Aveeno also.

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Thanks Everyone :) I do put the cream on her butt and Im not really sure it does anything or if the gluten is just out of her system at that point but it does help the itching. We did use hydrocortisone cream on her butt once and I didnt notice that it did anything timewise faster than desitin.

Im too scared to use oats too. I know I reacted to "gluten free oats". Im not sure if it was the gluten or just an intolerance reaction but Im afraid to give it to my daughter and take a chance with it. It is a very nasty raw rash that is huge in a matter of a few hours. :( Im glad she does have some kind of a symptom in a way or else I would have no idea as I dont eat all the same foods she does and I need to know, I just hate her suffering through it.

Goldyjlox- I wonder if its dh then since nothing works?

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I'm not sure, I try not to give him much wheat. He has never had toast, he eats Nutrios (which apparently dont have wheat, but have oats) and he had infnact cereal with wheat in it. Buts thats really all. I am trying not to give it to him until I know the results.

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I think alot of people have problems with gluten even without obvious symptoms. We always thought my daughter's was exzema but it cleared up with the removal of all gluten. My husband just did the diet by default since we could tell through me that I was getting too cross contaminated by him and his reflux went away along with his snoring.

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I am 40 something and I can tell you I get a rash every time I need to wear panty hose. The rash is where the elastic is at my waist band. Suppose there is some sort of gluten in the elastic of these garments? (Diapers and panty hose?)

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There is wheat in both diapers and sanitary napkins. there is a video on u-tube that tells and shows how these products are made.

Joan

I am 40 something and I can tell you I get a rash every time I need to wear panty hose. The rash is where the elastic is at my waist band. Suppose there is some sort of gluten in the elastic of these garments? (Diapers and panty hose?)

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Whenever I get gluten and have an upset stomach, I get terrible skin pain wherever the bm touches (Sorry if TMI) :( . I think the gluten in the output is the cause. So I can imagine that if one were to sit in it for any amout of time, as diapered kids do, that it would itch, get inflammed and/or get a rash. When I get glutened I carry baby wipes with me wherever I go. :o

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Aveeno products are made from oat flour--and oats are NOT gluten-free. :(

I just realized that a couple days ago. I mean I knew it was colloidal oatmeal, but I didn't make the CC connection till a couple days ago. Sorry for the bad recommendation! :(

-Sarah

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Joan: I haven't heard about wheat in sanitary napkins before. In all of them?

There is wheat in both diapers and sanitary napkins. there is a video on u-tube that tells and shows how these products are made.

Joan

I am 40 something and I can tell you I get a rash every time I need to wear panty hose. The rash is where the elastic is at my waist band. Suppose there is some sort of gluten in the elastic of these garments? (Diapers and panty hose?)

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I got a cream from the doctor Naftifine HCL 1% and it helped with the rash on my butt and crotch. They also gave me a pill DAPSONE 25 MG and the blisters on the arms are all gone. I hope this helps!

Snowball :D

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