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Can anyone guess what happened?

I have spent the ladt few days trying to figure out where I got the GLUTEN.

Now that I remembered IODINE...no wonder. And of all places to break out...i will give you a hint...I thought the breakout was from the new toilet paper I bought despite the fact that I was told it was gluten-free. And I couldn't have eaten 6 or 8...had to eat the entire bag at one sitting.

But, I began ITCHING "down there"...and just happened to take a look. Omg. The BLISTERS. Just makes you want to ITCH your skin off.

After being gluten-free for 1yr & 3 mo, I have narrowed down my exposures to this...if I have eaten gluten, I get the rash on my lower back. If I am somewhere where bread or such is being baked and I inhale it, I start itching anywhere on my skin, wrists and such. Or if I use a gluten-containing product on my skin, I itch at that place.

But my iodine consumption is very low. I never eat shellfish (except for the bag I found in the freezer the other night), I use Himalayan pink salt, and am dairy free. I even declined a medical test where I was asked to drink a giant glass of contrast solution (iodine!). I used to sprinkle kelp on my food but tried that after 3 months on my gluten-free diet and threw up.

Btw, my inflammation levels are off the charts too now, since I have inflammatory arthritis...joints swollen, glands in neck swollen, fatigued, etc.

I can't believe I did this and didn't make the iodine connection for days.

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I did the same thing on New Year's eve. Went out to dinner and planned not to eat. But huge shrimp were being served and they looked yummy. I DID know about the iodine connection and I did it anyway. I thought I had been glutened too. My sores are all on my face though, so no hiding the oubreak. If there is anything you can be grateful for it is that your rash can be hidden, huh?! :) I will never do that again. It has taken me until now to get these last DH sores healed. Now I will never eat shrimp again and I'm not sorry about it one bit. I hope your outbreak heals fast.

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Just a reminder to those who do have DH that most folks who have DH can eventually eat shrimp and don't have to worry about iodine for the rest of their lives, but for some folks it can take a couple of years of the diet to get there. In my case, I NEVER had to worry about iodine (and of course some iodine is essential to good health). If you have or had dh, try out the iodine in small quantities to see how you do.

richard

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thanks Richard for the good reminder. I have been suffering so much that after reading many of the comments on this site I thought that perhaps I too should try to eliminate iodine. However after some research I foun d ou tthere are some serious health issues with eliminating iodine from your diet. I now know I willonly attempt this under the supervision of a doctor or nutritionist.. For those of you who are sensitive to iodine, I wish you good health and I hope you will be careful.

peace and love

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Just a reminder to those who do have DH that most folks who have DH can eventually eat shrimp and don't have to worry about iodine for the rest of their lives, but for some folks it can take a couple of years of the diet to get there. In my case, I NEVER had to worry about iodine (and of course some iodine is essential to good health). If you have or had dh, try out the iodine in small quantities to see how you do.

richard

I ♥ shrimp!

I have just recently added shrimp back in to my diet.

I still have to be careful but at least I get to eat it now,**occasionally and in small amount** :D

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thanks Richard for the good reminder. I have been suffering so much that after reading many of the comments on this site I thought that perhaps I too should try to eliminate iodine. However after some research I foun d ou tthere are some serious health issues with eliminating iodine from your diet. I now know I willonly attempt this under the supervision of a doctor or nutritionist.. For those of you who are sensitive to iodine, I wish you good health and I hope you will be careful.

peace and love

Iodine is essential for good thyroid health .

For some of us (ME) It is a balancing act.

I am hypo thyroid (hashamioto's)and on thyroid meds AND I have DH,,Talk about a balancing act :blink:

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