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Dh Reaction To Medicines? Vitamin C?

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We're are 90% sure that my husband has DH. He was never tested officially but the only thing that the terrible rash on his scalp reacted to was his going gluten-free. He's been off gluten for about two and half months with fantastic results, until the past two weeks. He got sick last week and took OTC meds and had a reaction. It took me a couple of days to figure out that it could be gluten (he was taking generic ibuprofen and cold meds). Once he stopped taking two particular medicines he's DH improved and almost completely cleared up. Unfortunately he was still sick and went to the doctor. He has bronchitis and was prescribed a Z-pack and was told to take Mucinex-D. His DH came back full-force. I asked the pharmacist about the Z-pack and gluten and she couldn't find anything in there. My husband thinks it has something to do with sugar because he was eating a lot of fruits and fruit popsicles. He said he felt itchy after eating the fruit (but he's still eating rice pudding!).

Has anyone experienced anything like this? Could it be the antibiotic or the Vitamin C? His course will be done in two days so I guess we'll see for sure then. Just wondering if anyone else had this type of reaction early on.


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Ibuprofen and NSAIDS can aggravate DH...did he take some with the z pack? I've read several places that you should avoid NSAIDS and foods rich in iodine until about a year after you're gluten-free. I've been gluten-free for 11 months, with some very old sores still healing, and I took an advil for the first time in months and it felt like my skin was on fire. Have the same problem when I OD on shellfish or take my mega-green vitamins that have not only iodine by lots of kelp. Do some searching on the internet about these two, it may help him in the future!

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