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Rash On Face While Pregnant?

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My 4 year old son was diagnosed with celiac disease in September and I may have it or I may be a carrier. I am currently 6 months preg and I have a red peeling, dry, itchy rash on my chin and under my nose. Does this have anything to do with celiac disease? I can't be tested further until after I deliver this baby. The interesting thing is that I had the rash while I was preg with my son, then it went away, I didn't have it with my daughter who is currently celiac disease negative but now I have it again? Any thoughts out there????

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"Melasma or chloasma" is known as the mask of pregnancy. This is somewhat common. I don't think this is an "itchy rash" though- it's said to be pigment darkening- not red itchy.

Is the rash only on your face or on other parts of your body?

There are so many causes of rashes. Are you eating something more than usual during your pregnancy- or is there a face cream that you are using that could be the culprit?

Hmm. not much to offer from me. sorry.

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I am 29 and preg for the 8th time... two healthy babies by age 21 and then misscarage after misscarage. Three years ago diagnosed with celiac and I have been gluten free since. I am now 32 weeks pregnant. My son is celiac as is my mom.

With this pregnancy I have the same type of rash as your talking about. I can control it with hydrocortisone 1% cream (doc recomended)-

My mother also had the same rash with several of her 5 babies- some of us have celiac and some don't but then it could still manifest itself as my siblings get older.

talk with your doc before putting anything on your face but it seems to be helping a ton!!!

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I'm the only one in my family who's been tested celiac yet. But my mom recently told me that when she was carrying me she had a strange, itchy, angry rash EXACTLY as you have described, all over her abdomen and thighs. She only had it with me. Because of my genetic testing I DO know that she has at least one celiac or gluten intolerant gene because I have two. Not sure if this is relevant, but I thought it was interesting when she told me.

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I'm the only one in my family who's been tested celiac yet. But my mom recently told me that when she was carrying me she had a strange, itchy, angry rash EXACTLY as you have described, all over her abdomen and thighs. She only had it with me. Because of my genetic testing I DO know that she has at least one celiac or gluten intolerant gene because I have two. Not sure if this is relevant, but I thought it was interesting when she told me.

That's interesting to hear! My SIL had horrible PUPP on her abdomen that spread to her limbs. She was so itchy and uncomfortable for the last trimester because of it. Her baby daughter has had a lot of problems with dairy and oats (apparently she's outgrown both of those allergies since?!) and now, at 2 years old, she is always sick, and looks sickly and has problems with what is either eczema or fungus. Her father (my brother) has had numerous problems with GI health and other illnesses...I know he needs to be tested for celiac...and I bet his daughter needs to too! Alas, everyone is waiting to see what my test results reveal before proceeding down the path of testing.

Anyway, I do wonder if SIL's PUPP has anything to do with her daughter's health issues?

Michelle

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Even more interesting. I ended up with dairy allergies besides the gluten too. I was REALLY allergic to my milk formula and vomited every feeding. But back in those days, they didn't do anything about it.

pbeyers, are you presently eating gluten yourself?? I wonder if it would be useful to stop gluten for the remainder of your pregnancy in case it has anything to do with the rash. I'm not a doctor and you'd definitely want to consult him/her on this, but I don't see how it would be harmful in any way. You never know?

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My 4 year old son was diagnosed with celiac disease in September and I may have it or I may be a carrier. I am currently 6 months preg and I have a red peeling, dry, itchy rash on my chin and under my nose. Does this have anything to do with celiac disease? I can't be tested further until after I deliver this baby. The interesting thing is that I had the rash while I was preg with my son, then it went away, I didn't have it with my daughter who is currently celiac disease negative but now I have it again? Any thoughts out there????

hi i myself have had and have that rash you are talking about around your nose and chin itchy, red,and sore to touch with little red p%$#@# like bumps .i only get it when im pregant and i dont now how to get it under control and all the dermetoligis i go to dont now anything.have you got a answer or any info on it ,or what it is called??????please let me now it would help

alot.thanks marci

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