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wondering if anyone else has this issue. I was just diagnosed about a month ago. And for a long time now i have been getting ( on and off) a strange skin rash that my dermatoligist said was excema but im not sure. It's a itchy then painful rash always on the palm of my hand. It begins with small liquid filled bubbled that break open when i scratch in my sleep, then it becomes painful due to the open skin? Is this a symptom? Is there anything i can do to treat it in the meantime? I have tried creams both perscription and OTC nothing seems to help!

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wondering if anyone else has this issue. I was just diagnosed about a month ago. And for a long time now i have been getting ( on and off) a strange skin rash that my dermatoligist said was excema but im not sure. It's a itchy then painful rash always on the palm of my hand. It begins with small liquid filled bubbled that break open when i scratch in my sleep, then it becomes painful due to the open skin? Is this a symptom? Is there anything i can do to treat it in the meantime? I have tried creams both perscription and OTC nothing seems to help!

It could be dermatitis herpetiformis. Be sure that any creams or lotions you use on it are gluten free. Also you might want to post this question in the DH forum here: https://www.celiac.com/forums/forum/26-dermatitis-herpetiformis/


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If it clears up eventually it may have been a reaction to gluten but it may take several months or longer to clear all of the gluten from the body. One place tha gluten collects is in plaques along the intestinal wall. You might take a handful of digestive enzymes at bedtime and digest them away. It may be a reaction to something you are touching, an allergy or chemical sensitivity. If it only occurs on your palm keep the area covered for a week or so and wear gloves when doing dishes. Even solid objects such as plastics and painted objects can give off solvents long after they are made. Your mouse could be the culpret or some solution you clean the mouse with. It may be a delayed reaction so you may not have realized what you were touching was causing the weeping sores.


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wondering if anyone else has this issue. I was just diagnosed about a month ago. And for a long time now i have been getting ( on and off) a strange skin rash that my dermatoligist said was excema but im not sure. It's a itchy then painful rash always on the palm of my hand. It begins with small liquid filled bubbled that break open when i scratch in my sleep, then it becomes painful due to the open skin? Is this a symptom? Is there anything i can do to treat it in the meantime? I have tried creams both perscription and OTC nothing seems to help!

This does sound like it could be DH. As another poster said do avoid topicals with gluten ingredients and also avoid iodine in supplements for now. I could be wrong but from what I know of excema, my DD had it, it doesn't sound like that is what it is. You could go to a derm while the lesion is active and have them do a biopsy for DH. They would biopsy the skin next to the lesion not the lesion itself. The biopsy would need to be looked at under a microscope with immunoflorescene (sp).


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Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

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You might take a handful of digestive enzymes at bedtime and digest them away.

I personally would not take a 'handful' of anything without a doctors supervision. Just because something is purchased over the counter does not make taking multiple doses at once safe. DH is caused by antibodies depositing within the dermal layers not the intestine. Once the gluten is in the system and DH is active the only thing that will get rid of them is time and being gluten free.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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