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Getting Relief From Vitamin E Skin Oil

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About 3 days ago I started having clear blisters come up through my skin that itch like crazy. I don't yet know if it is DH but if I itch it then it gets worse and more clear blisters come up wherever I've itched the skin. I've tried a number of things I had around the house to get it to stop and am having good luck with Vitamin E skin oil with soybean oil (not derived from wheat). Has anyone found this effective for itch relief on DH? I'm seeing the Dr for something else tomorrow so will see what she thinks it is.

Thanks!

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I found it helps to keep rashes moisturized with something heavy-duty. Oil would count as heavy duty.

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I found it helps to keep rashes moisturized with something heavy-duty. Oil would count as heavy duty.

What have you found that works for you? I tried coconut oil on the advise of my mom but it made it itch worse.

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Vanicream during outbreaks, with a layer of Vaseline.

Ugly but effective.

My DH is under my arms, so it's very sensitive skin.

When the sores weep, I pack washcloths and ice packs under my arms to help stop the itching and the gross feeling.

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Vanicream during outbreaks, with a layer of Vaseline.

Ugly but effective.

My DH is under my arms, so it's very sensitive skin.

When the sores weep, I pack washcloths and ice packs under my arms to help stop the itching and the gross feeling.

Thanks!

I don't know if I have DH (If I itch even just a little horrible little bumps come out and the itchiness becomes worse) but wondered if anyone who knows they have DH would mind doing an experiment with Vitamin E skin oil (from soybean not wheat). I slather it on very liberally and let it sit without disturbing it for maybe 5 min. Then I notice my itching is decreasing and then gone. I'd be curious if it worked for someone who knows they have DH. Please post your results. Periodically if any itching comes up I reapply the oil and it goes away again.

I'm also taking 400 I.U. Vit. E internally but that doesn't have to be part of the experiment.

I saw my Dr. yesterday. She had never heard of DH before. She suggested Benadryl and sent out an expensive food allergy blood test that isn't covered by insurance. If I can't figure out how to get rid of this on my own then I'll have to pay big $s to go to a holistic Dr.

Thanks!

Michelle

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Anything that cuts off air to the rash tends to help, I've found.

If you want to find out if it's DH go on a low iodine diet, in addition to the gluten-free diet. Resolution under those circumstances is a pretty strong indicator.

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Anything that cuts off air to the rash tends to help, I've found.

If you want to find out if it's DH go on a low iodine diet, in addition to the gluten-free diet. Resolution under those circumstances is a pretty strong indicator.

Thanks again. I did make my husband eat the asparagus in the house, I don't salt anything and we don't eat seafood. Other than that I'm not sure what to eliminate since a general search for iodine lists lots of fruit and veggies that I probably should be eating.

Michelle

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Google "thyca" for low iodine diet guidelines. They have a cookbook, etc. free and online.

Thanks! That was very helpful. Alot more stuff to avoid though <sigh>. I'm having good luck combating the itching but am not making any headway on the bumps so far.

Michelle

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Thanks! That was very helpful. Alot more stuff to avoid though <sigh>. I'm having good luck combating the itching but am not making any headway on the bumps so far.

Michelle

If it's typical DH they will pop, then refill (or new ones form, I'm not sure...mine are small and in patches that run together). I am guilty of rubbing them til they pop, because I can't stand the weeping (The sores, not me...although DH does make me want to cry) under my arms. Mine pop for 3 days or so then dry up and scab over...which is when moisturizers are important.

DONT SCRATCH!!!! Put ice packs on it - helps stop itching.

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