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Did He Have A Clue?

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I went to a dermatologist who has treated my husband for skin cancer and he is a very good doctor. I was seeing him for a small wart removal. I asked him questions about my recent sensitivities due to celiacs. He said the rash I had that went away when I stopped eating grits, the rash that appeared after one day of using a cream with wheat ingredients and the awful itching hands after using a mixed spice, had nothing to do with the celiacs. Totally unrelated....just new allergies. Am I nuts or did this guy not have a clue about celiac sensitivities?

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I went to a dermatologist who has treated my husband for skin cancer and he is a very good doctor. I was seeing him for a small wart removal. I asked him questions about my recent sensitivities due to celiacs. He said the rash I had that went away when I stopped eating grits, the rash that appeared after one day of using a cream with wheat ingredients and the awful itching hands after using a mixed spice, had nothing to do with the celiacs. Totally unrelated....just new allergies. Am I nuts or did this guy not have a clue about celiac sensitivities?

He doesn't have a clue. Thankfully you didn't go to him with the active rash looking for a diagnosis. Unfortunately this is the case with too many derms.

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Docs can be clueless, but shouldn't be. Mine ordered celiac blood test knowing I had been gluten free for a month. At the time, I didn't know any better, but she should have.

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Thanks for the responses. I spent so many years and untold money looking for 1 doctor who could tell me why I had diarrhea for the last 30 years. I no longer think that all docs have all the answers. That dermatologist looked at me like I was kooky. "celiac is not the issue" he repeated more than once.

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Thanks for the responses. I spent so many years and untold money looking for 1 doctor who could tell me why I had diarrhea for the last 30 years. I no longer think that all docs have all the answers. That dermatologist looked at me like I was kooky. "celiac is not the issue" he repeated more than once.

I have found only one dermatologist in my life who impressed me. Unfortunately she is in Petaluma, CA. Stuff my dermatologists at home ignored, she biopsied...several basal cell and one squamous cell carcinoma. Unfortunately, I think like anesthesiologists, it is a specialty for those who graduated bottom of their class.

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