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Dh On Formula Fed Infant?

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Can a formula fed infant get DH if there is gluten in the formula? Can Celiac and/or DH show up in a young infant? I've seen "milk rash" on infants before, but this is all over. Very gassy, very fussy.

Does anybody have experience with this?

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Can a formula fed infant get DH if there is gluten in the formula? Can Celiac and/or DH show up in a young infant? I've seen "milk rash" on infants before, but this is all over. Very gassy, very fussy.

Does anybody have experience with this?

How does it look ? Like a rash or bumps/lumps?

Is your bub scratching? or even squirming if restrained from scratching (I'd go mental and scream if any or anything stopped me from scratching)?

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If there is gluten in the formula then an infant can most definitely have gluten symptoms, the same way that babies can react to gluten in a mother's diet if they're breastfed.

As far as DH goes, I'm not really sure how young it can show up. We suspect our 2 year old has it but I can't remember when it first showed up. I do know that most doctor's will tell you that DH is very rare in young children so getting a doctor that will even recognize the possibility of it being DH would be difficult. Are there any other symptoms other than the rash?

Maybe you could try finding a formula that does not contain gluten and see what happens?

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Most formulas are gluten free (in Oz - not sure where you are) so I wonder if there is even gluten in it? Ring the company and see. Also - do you have any other reason to suspect DH? It isn't chickenpox or something -they are fluid fill blisters as well...

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I would think that this is pretty unlikely. First, I have never heard of a formula that contains gluten. Second, DH does not commonly affect very young children. I would ask the pediatrician if it could be something else. My daughter had an awful case of seborrhoeic dermatitis. It was these super irritated red areas all over her face. Here is the info.

http://www.skinsight.com/infant/seborrheicDermatitisPediatric.htm

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