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The doctors here in Ontario don't know exactly what they are doing when it comes to Celiac. I was tested for wheat allergies which they thought was what I had for sure and they came out negative. Then my doctor said that everyone is a little bit allergic to wheat anyway... so just don't eat it.... then I said well what about the itching? and he shrugged and said I'd have to pay for the Celiac test.

I can't afford the test for Celiac right now as it's 150. canadian. I know there is another one you can do at home but that is also 60. in my area.

So for years I've been using creams and antifungal pills to combat candida/yeast infections which give me an all over itch and especially in the groin area. Sometimes it does help for a couple of days but then I'm right back where I was. I recently found out that just using dry skin cream does the same for a few hours.

So the itiching in the groin area is my main question.... does Candida effect others this way?

I've also had bad constipation/diah probs for most of my life. They do seem to get better when I stay with a gluten free diet too.

TY!

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Hello!

First post :D

The doctors here in Ontario don't know exactly what they are doing when it comes to Celiac. I was tested for wheat allergies which they thought was what I had for sure and they came out negative. Then my doctor said that everyone is a little bit allergic to wheat anyway... so just don't eat it.... then I said well what about the itching? and he shrugged and said I'd have to pay for the Celiac test.

I can't afford the test for Celiac right now as it's 150. canadian. I know there is another one you can do at home but that is also 60. in my area.

So for years I've been using creams and antifungal pills to combat candida/yeast infections which give me an all over itch and especially in the groin area. Sometimes it does help for a couple of days but then I'm right back where I was. I recently found out that just using dry skin cream does the same for a few hours.

So the itiching in the groin area is my main question.... does Candida effect others this way?

I've also had bad constipation/diah probs for most of my life. They do seem to get better when I stay with a gluten free diet too.

TY!

Hi,

I have this problem also. Actually about 5 years ago I got it in the anal area also after

taking Ciprofloxacin for 3 days. Had to see a specialist before it would clear up (took over a year).

I still get what I think are vaginal yeast infections quite regularly and like you sometimes the creams help and sometimes they don't. I also get red, raised itchy bumps inside the buttocks. I think these are related to eating gluten and/or to other food allergies. They have stopped since I have been eating gluten free.

I have 'gluten intolerance' as diagnosed by Enterolab and also have one of the main Celiac genes and one gluten sensitivity gene. I cannot get tested here in Canada because I have been gluten free for over a year. I tried going back to eating gluten but made it less than 3 days (got very ill). Even if you wish to use the Biocard test that is

available in Canada you must be eating gluten for at least 3 months (equivalent of 3-4 pieces of toast a day). Apparently the biopsy done through endoscopy can be invalid after one or two weeks of being gluten free (which I was when I had the test). The last time I did another stupid gluten challenge my liver enzymes were elevated. I'm going back next week to be retested. I understand that this also happens with some celiacs.

I, too would be curious if other confirmed Celiacs have trouble with itching and/or yeast infections in the vaginal or buttocks area.

My biggest problem with the gluten free diet is that so far I don't seem to get 'better', but if I eat gluten I am far worse. What a bummer!

I see that you are from Ontario. I am from Saskatchewan.

Joyce

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