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Odd Rash- Could This Be Food Related?

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So, sorry for asking so many questions. Sunday I had a bite of a dessert that had dairy - which I have figured out causes me issues. I was in the bathroom about 1 hr later. I also had some chips, but just a few- that I ate a ton of yesterday and seemed to cause me much intestinal discomfort( I am waiting to hear word back on whether these had some gluten that I missed- in any case I think they are likely cc'd). Sunday evening my butt started itching like mad, there were 2 or 3 red bumps in between my upper cheeks (sorry for the tmi- don't know any other way to explain it). Today I looked and it just seems like a crazy red rash over about a 6 in square area. There are still some bumps, but they don't seem to raised as much. I am trying to give the best description, but it is a hard area to get a good look at. I have never had any kind of DH that I am aware of- no official celiac disease diagnosis, but find I do better without it. So, I am not really informed on this whole DH thing- I am trying to read different threads and pics, but am still confused on the DH and the different types of rashes related to these food issues.

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So, sorry for asking so many questions. Sunday I had a bite of a dessert that had dairy - which I have figured out causes me issues. I was in the bathroom about 1 hr later. I also had some chips, but just a few- that I ate a ton of yesterday and seemed to cause me much intestinal discomfort( I am waiting to hear word back on whether these had some gluten that I missed- in any case I think they are likely cc'd). Sunday evening my butt started itching like mad, there were 2 or 3 red bumps in between my upper cheeks (sorry for the tmi- don't know any other way to explain it). Today I looked and it just seems like a crazy red rash over about a 6 in square area. There are still some bumps, but they don't seem to raised as much. I am trying to give the best description, but it is a hard area to get a good look at. I have never had any kind of DH that I am aware of- no official celiac disease diagnosis, but find I do better without it. So, I am not really informed on this whole DH thing- I am trying to read different threads and pics, but am still confused on the DH and the different types of rashes related to these food issues.

If the bumps were really tiny then they could be DH, If they are large and kind of like a mosquito bite then they would more likely be hives. Either way they could be food related. You can get some relief from hives from an antihistamine although this is a late response so you may have stopped itching by now. Cool compresses also help a bit.

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