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I am sure it can vary - and present on many different areas - but I was curious if anyone had DH on their hands/fingers? I haven't thoroughly checked my son over, but have noticed that he has some blisters on one of his index fingers. This coupled with the fact that he is having dental problems and is short for his age are all leading me to wonder if he may be Celiac.

I eliminated Wheat in may from my diet - and Im just wondering if he has issues as well. I do not want to jump the gun here - he did have a band-aid on that finger and could possibly be overly sensitive to latex, but if it is DH I would like to know.

I just noticed his dental enamel issues this past week - and am having him seen by a Ped dentist July 7th. he is getting some brown areas near the gumline on upper teeth. I use an UltraSonic brush on myself and the kids that I got from the dentist - so I wouldn't think that it is just bad decay. Something has to be causing this dental issue :(

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I am sure it can vary - and present on many different areas - but I was curious if anyone had DH on their hands/fingers? I haven't thoroughly checked my son over, but have noticed that he has some blisters on one of his index fingers. This coupled with the fact that he is having dental problems and is short for his age are all leading me to wonder if he may be Celiac.

I eliminated Wheat in may from my diet - and Im just wondering if he has issues as well. I do not want to jump the gun here - he did have a band-aid on that finger and could possibly be overly sensitive to latex, but if it is DH I would like to know.

I just noticed his dental enamel issues this past week - and am having him seen by a Ped dentist July 7th. he is getting some brown areas near the gumline on upper teeth. I use an UltraSonic brush on myself and the kids that I got from the dentist - so I wouldn't think that it is just bad decay. Something has to be causing this dental issue :(

SLB

If you've elminated all those things from his diet it sounds like the only thing left is meat and sugar? I spent what seems like my entire childhood and early teens with a runny nose so unless there is some kind of serious allergic reaction you might want to consider nutrition before allergies, but of course consult your Doctor.

There is no connection between corn and gluten (except maybe the mill they were refined at) and corn is a major source of food value.

As for DH, mine mainly presented on hands, elbows and toes. There should be pictures on the internet of what a typical hand flare up would look like. My experience has been that an experinced dermatologist will recognize DH in about 2 seconds where an averge family practice Doctor will test you for everything under the sun and still not know what you have.

MajorC

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Thanks for your response Major C.

My little guy (4 YO) is only allergic to grass and trees. The multitude of allergies are mine. Even though I have an extensive list - I, like you explain below, eat the vegetables it says I am allergic to and potatoes. My testing (which I have had done numerous times to verify results) showed so many allergies that I couldn't eliminate everything. I decided to eliminate gluten and lactose (not dairy in general), and see how I did. So far I am OK - but still have issues occasionally. I agree you can't cut out everything from your diet and learn to just deal with it. I get the occasional itchy throat/hoarse throat/gastro upset from the foods I'm sensitive too - but I have to get the nutrients somehow. I haven't died yet so I continue to eat alot of them even if they show 4++.

My lil man however does not have any food allergies per testing. He just happened to have a breakout on his little finger and I was a little concerned given my history. I bet the breakouts were from a bandaid and no concern should be given - just wanted to ask the general question here.

If anyone would have DH in my group it would be my daughter. She always has some sort of bumps that itch her. She woke up yesterday with a set of raised bumps on her leg that looked to be almost like blisters. Larger than acne - but smaller than a big mosquito bite. There was a patch of about 10 or so of the bumps that she itched like crazy. She also gets these types of bumps/breakouts on her head. I had always written the scalp ones off to be shampoo sensitivity that would eventually go away - but some days she would itch them til they bled and I would have to use Neosporin on them. The leg breakouts I assume she just "got into something" playing outside. She is a 10 year old girl who is active in many sports.

I do not want to ASSUME my children may have Celiac, and do not want to just jump the gun and call anything DH, but I don't want to turn a blind eye either. Looking back - as a child I also had the scalp bumps and remember being so embarrased as a child to have to go to the salon. My mother just told me it was a shampoo sensitivity most likely and it would clear up itself (eventually it did). I just never put my daughters breakouts into the DH category until I started reading this forum. Now I question the possibility.

In my small town - no doctors/derms are familiar with Celiac. I really do not believe they would be able to diagnose it within minutes as the docs you seem to be fortunate to have. I come to the forum for advice because the availability of skilled docs. who have Celiac experience in my area is most likely very small. I have called many offices in surrounding areas and the one dermatologist in my town requires a referral from GP. Our GP would most likely not refer my daughter considering he assumes that I have IBS and not Celiac. They really will not even look into the notion that Celiac is a valid diag.

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