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I think I've had every symptom possibly connected to celiac disease. The latest is a patch of dry scaly skin on my ear lobe. It itches the bejesus out of me. I saw a dermatoligist about it. He ignored my question and focused on a red spot on my nose which he said looked cancerous. That was a month ago. The nose biopsy is benign. My ear still itches, and I look like Rudolph. I wash my face with Cetaphil and use a locally available cream which includes: aloe vera gel, saflower oil, purified water, Vitamin E, Vitamin A Pro-Vitamin B, Ginseng, Native American Herbal Mixture.

Or I use Vanicream from Wallgreens.

I'd be so greatful if anyone has a suggestion about that scaly, itchy skin on my ear. It is driving me cookoo.

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I have something similar. I have a dry scaly patch just under my eyebrow. It will itch, get dry and scaly, slough off and the skin be red. Then the process starts all over again. I also get red and irritated behind my ear in the crease and on the back of the earlobe. It will do the same thing as the patch on my face. I tried everything immaginable to get it to clear up. One day the itching was driving me crazy so I put some anti-itch cream on it. It happened to be benedryl cream. I noticed that it was helping, so I continued to apply it. It went away! It works for the area behind my ear too. So I think in my case that it is some kind of allergy, but to what I do not know. For now it seems to be staying away, but when it does flare back up I just put benedryl cream on it for a few days and it takes care of it.

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For me, scaling, flaking, itchy ears that are red are psoriasis.

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For me, scaling, flaking, itchy ears that are red are psoriasis.

me too.

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I have a dry, itchy, scaly spot on the front of my right ankle. Slightly raised elevation and oval shaped. I got the idea to try putting triple ani-bacterial ointment on it the other day. One brand name is Neosporin. It is too early to tell if it will go away, But it feels better, less itchy and looks better with the ointment on it.

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So why is it that the guy gets it on his ankle and the girl gets it on her ear and nose? Thanks for your advice. I bought some benadryl cream today, had been using triple antibiotic ointment on the nose. I really appreciate your advice. And I bought some silicone anti scar stuff for my cheek. That's where the derm biopsied me 2 years ago and I developed an open wound bed. I went to a plastic surgeon, and his work hasn't healed either. (That's been a year, so I'm not optimistic.) All of the sites show white flakes and redness. I set an appointment with a new derm last week. His office called and told me they were very sorry but the biopsy done on by leg was positive for squamous cell skin cancer. I asked what number they were trying to call, and they gave me me cell number. I told them I merely had an appt. and hadn't actually seen the Dr. yet.

They asked me if I was sure. Can you imagine? So I went sort of quiet and then said, if you'll tell me where on the leg that biopsy was done, I'll check my leg if I won't have to take my pants off while driving.

I called to confirm my appt two days later because I didn't receive a reminder call. They told me I had no appt, but they'd make me one. I declined.

That's when I decided to do a free consult with the forum. Thanks, everybody! Better advice, no wait, no co-pay. I'm happy!

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me too.

Me 3 <_<

I'm using an apple cider vinegar rinse once a day for my scalp. Works WONDERS!!

Last I looked, Cetaphil had gluten...

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my sister and one of my boys had a weird scaly itchy place on their arms. Athletes foot spray worked for one and Head and Shoulders for another. I think you have to see if something works,& if it doesn't, try something else.

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I think I've had every symptom possibly connected to celiac disease. The latest is a patch of dry scaly skin on my ear lobe. It itches the bejesus out of me. I saw a dermatoligist about it. He ignored my question and focused on a red spot on my nose which he said looked cancerous. That was a month ago. The nose biopsy is benign. My ear still itches, and I look like Rudolph. I wash my face with Cetaphil and use a locally available cream which includes: aloe vera gel, saflower oil, purified water, Vitamin E, Vitamin A Pro-Vitamin B, Ginseng, Native American Herbal Mixture.

Or I use Vanicream from Wallgreens.

I'd be so greatful if anyone has a suggestion about that scaly, itchy skin on my ear. It is driving me cookoo.

Oh dear, I didn't see your post until now.

Cetaphil is not gluten free.

If your rash is related to gluten or is actually DH it might be the Cetaphil.

There are posts on here discussing Cetaphil by others who thought it was for sensitive skin and liked it...but it isn't safe for Celiacs.

The have one product that is ok, but it isn't the regular Cetaphil.

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Yikes.

I'm just using the cetaphil gentle cleanser soap, which I thought was safe. Should I 86 the cetaphil?

The derm. told me I didn't have DH, and mentioned he's only seen it about four times. Thanks for all of the great advice.

IfI shouldn't use cetaphil as a facial cleanser, I'd be grateful for recommendations on something safer.

Thanks eb.

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This post is old but it says the gentle cleanser is the one that is gluten free.

Perhaps that is the one you are using??

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I checked every ingredient in the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser again today and it appears to be gluten-free.

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Cetaphil makes me break out in the same way gluten does. I'm not convinced it's gluten-free enough for me.

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Cetaphil makes me break out in the same way gluten does. I'm not convinced it's gluten-free enough for me.

Thanks for letting me know. Do you recommend anyting for a mild facial wash?

(When I researched the ingredients in Cetaphil, I was kind of surprised.)

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I use really dilute Dr. Bronner's liquid baby soap On my face if I feel greasy but mostly I just use lots and lots of water. I try not to use much because I'm so sensitive and do better without it. I use the dr b's as a body wash, too. Sorry I don't have better suggestions!

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I use real home made soap that my cousin makes for me. Real soap doesn't have detergent in it so it is not as harsh on your skin. It's just nicer IMHO. Plus my cousin made it so that's a plus. She's a nut job and like to do that stuff. :D

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Oh I Forgot! I also like Queen Helene's Mint Julep face masque once in awhile. :)

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So I switched to Vanicream soap (have used Dr. Bonner's in the past, great product, but I'm older and need something with an emmolient for my skin, and don't have any soap making cousins) and it's been amazing. Not necessarily with my skin yet, but I used to have a runny nose and my eyes would tear up after washing my face and taking a shower. I bouoght the benadryl cream too, and have used it. I do believe I'll re-coop the extra cost of the soap with the savings in facial tissues used. :D

Using the Vanicream soap has improved my mornings immensely. Thanks again for your words of wisdom...

M

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