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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Thanks. My bloodtests came back that the doctor was running for other autoimmune disorders/diseases and it cam back negative. So, I guess that's positive as it's not a lupus or another serious condition on top of Celiac. I'm going with it's a form of DH. Iodine - is that mainly salt? I will have to google it to see what it's in. 8-) I'm on predisone right now and it's helping clear it up. Thanks for your feedback. Really appreciate the positives and not negatives. When we are at this stage, we're very sensitive as to what things can be so it helps to hear positive approaches to this and not so much negatives. 8-)
  2. Thanks squirmingitch. Just to clarify, no I haven't been on the creams for 9 yrs. straight. Just on and off when the eczema flare ups happened on my hands. Thank you. When I was diagnosed, there wasn't much info on the disease, and now I'm glad that more and more info is coming out. So, there is a chance of correcting it by just going 100% gluten free? What is it that I need to make sure my doctor is aware of? Is there any medications that can be taken to help remove the appearance? Thanks. Janet
  3. Wondering if anyone else has had this experience. First, please don't judge me or lecture me on the whole 100% gluten-free Diet. I know, I know, I get it.. I was diagnosed 18 yrs ago with Celiac. Had the whole severe diarrhea, bloating, etc. I turned gluten free but must say, after about 10 yrs, and my sensitivity level was very low with little to no reaction - I fell off the wagon a few times with small amounts of gluten or not knowing 100% if it was gluten free. I'd say I am Gluten Free 98% of the time. When I got pregnant 9 yrs ago, I developed an irritation/itch on my hands I was told was eczema. Been dealing with that for 9 years with steroid creams. Recently, within the last 2 months, I've developed an irritation that has spread all over my body. Started on my legs by my knee, moved up my leg, back of the legs, buttocks, now on my upper arms. feels like tiny goosebumps But itchy like crazy to where I can not help but scratch, thus breaking open the skin and causing bleeding. Went to the doctor who is running a few blood tests due to him thinking it's an autoimmune disorder/disease. (Should get the results back on Monday (today is Saturday). Wondering if celiac can change it's reaction from diarrhea bloating to DH. I'm concerned with that is what this irritation/rash is, that I just need to be very diligent and 100% gluten-free at no costs! Sorry for the long post, wondering if anyone else has been diagnosed, not adhered to the diet 100% as I (we try but sometimes we slip) and then develops DH. And, is a skin biopsy the ONLY way to diagnose this? Thank you! Janet