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I ate some mislabeled food 2 weeks ago and have a patch on my left leg 1/2 way between the waste and knee.

I used to get these about 4 times a year when I was eating gluten...my doctor thought it was just somekind of yeast thing and prescribed me some medical strength cortisone cream.

I'd use it and it'd go away, no biggie.

My gluten intolerance started with the rash then progressed. Funny thing is when I got away from gluten everything healed and the rash came back, and then went. It all happened backwards.

Of course I don't have the cortisone cream anymore and I was hoping someone here had a more natural solution. I tried the cortisone I buy at the store(.25 percent) and it helps but it won't go completely away.

I had 1 bad meal 2 Sundays ago but nothing since and nothing in the prior 3 months. It just doesn't want to heal completely.

Its strange because I used to get it on both legs but this time only the one. I read about people getting it on their stomachs and I used to get it there too occasionally but the cream always wiped it out in a day or two.

Thanks

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I ate some mislabeled food 2 weeks ago and have a patch on my left leg 1/2 way between the waste and knee.

I used to get these about 4 times a year when I was eating gluten...my doctor thought it was just somekind of yeast thing and prescribed me some medical strength cortisone cream.

I'd use it and it'd go away, no biggie.

My gluten intolerance started with the rash then progressed. Funny thing is when I got away from gluten everything healed and the rash came back, and then went. It all happened backwards.

Of course I don't have the cortisone cream anymore and I was hoping someone here had a more natural solution. I tried the cortisone I buy at the store(.25 percent) and it helps but it won't go completely away.

I had 1 bad meal 2 Sundays ago but nothing since and nothing in the prior 3 months. It just doesn't want to heal completely.

Its strange because I used to get it on both legs but this time only the one. I read about people getting it on their stomachs and I used to get it there too occasionally but the cream always wiped it out in a day or two.

Thanks

I would go to the derm and get a script for a new cream. Then I would keep it on hand and use it as soon as you see a flair up starting. I question if it is DH or some other skin irritant. DH doesn't usually stay so localized for me.

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Yes, DEF. get thee to a dermatologist! :) I agree that DH doesn't usually stay so localized, but everyone is different. The usual (and only) drug prescribed for DH is Dapsone, which clears it up right away. But if you can make the cream work for you, I would stick with the cream - Dapsone can have some really negative effects if there's no gluten in your system, including fever and bouts of paranoia (which is a lot of fun at work, let me tell you!) Good luck!

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A couple of days ago I read on another thread someone's recommendation that the tannin in black tea works to soothe the intense itching from DH. I think she was recommending bathing in a cool bath with black tea, but I just applied moistened tea bags directly to my rash, and it relieved the itching immediately! It didn't clear up the bumps -- they're still there -- but as an emergency remedy to help relieve the itching, it was a great tip. Of course, if cortisone cream actually makes them go away, even better.

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