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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. Anyone Have Dh Flare Up From Tylenol Pm?!

    I found this same website FAQ when I was doing my research. I have found several other DH sufferer comments on forums about highly chlorinated pools triggering a DH outbreak. Personally, I have tested this theory twice and both times it was very apparent that chlorine without a doubt causes a flare up. Although, there isn't any peer reviewed reseach on the subject, the only evidence is personal testimonies.
  2. Shampoos Detergents And Soap

    Whew, this is quite a debate on here about using gluten-free skin products! I can absolutely ONLY use gluten-free lotions. If not, it's a nightmare. Knowing that makes me use gluten-free body wash just to be safe. I'm probably being overly paranoid but holy smokes it is so worth it in order to avoid a flare up! I get gluten-free body care products from Whole Foods. I buy the "Ëveryone" brand (it's cheap and lasts a long time). I just use regular shampoos and other stuff though without any problems. Random, but one thing I have tried lately that REALLY soothes the itchies is straight organic Coconut Oil. I'm sure everyone on here already knows that but I'm a newbie and no DH peeps ever told me to try coconut oil so I want to pass that along in hopes I can help someone out! Also, I add apple cider vinegar to my bath when I sense a flare up coming on. It helps too Brandiecane
  3. Anyone Have Dh Flare Up From Tylenol Pm?!

    Thanks for replying! I stopped taking the Tylenol PM. I'm definitely going to ask about something else to help me sleep. I stumbled on the chlorine info a while back. The research said that heavily chlorinated pools can cause DH flare ups- and is sometimes linked to causing the onset DH symptoms. I thought this was very interesting bc DH first presented itself when I was 25 after a long day at the pool. I went first thing in the morning to get some sun and I remember thinking the pool had just been treated bc the chlorine smell was very strong. Later that day I had my first DH outbreak. Of course I was misdiagnosed for two freakin' years but finally I have it mostly under control. That summer was when I started drinking beer too. Prior to that I only drank wine and girly drinks. I often wonder if the increase of gluten from the beer was also a culprit. I never had any other indications that gluten was a problem for me. I've been Gluten-Free now for over a year. I hate that I can't ever be completely cured. It's really frustrating. Anyway, I've tried the chlorine theory twice and both times I had a flare up :/ One more thing I have to avoid. It is so great to be on this forum and read other people's stories and struggles of the same condition. I haven't met anyone with DH and I find that explaining it to people is useless bc no one can relate.
  4. DH Photo Bank

    Oh my goodnees, I am so thankful you posted this. That is exactly how mine looked before I went gluten-free. I struggled with DH for so long before I finally went gluten-free and saw results. I was misdiagnosed several times by multiple doctors and I wish I would have seen this forum months ago! Do you notice any flare ups from Chlorine or Tylenol? I got in a chlorine pool this summer and had a terrible flare up. I even had to get a chlorine filter on my shower head. Lately, I have been taking Tylenol PM and am experiencing a flare up. That's the only thing I can really think of that would cause a flare up. Have you experienced exacerbations from Tylenol?
  5. Pictures Of Mine

    That's kinda how mine looks but only if I have a minor flare up. In my experience, DH is most easily identified by the way it feels. It is so insanely uncomfortable- pure torture- literally makes you consider suicide when it is undiagnosed for SO long. When I finally decided to go gluten free it took several weeks to see a huge improvement and about 6 months to completely "heal". I still get flare ups here and there, likely from cross contamination, but gluten free is the only cure (in my experience). Try to stick it out for longer than a month and be super super strict. Going gluten free can help with TONS of different skin conditions anyway so it is worth it to try.
  6. Hi everyone, I am brand new to this forum. I joined because I am freaking out about a DH flare up and I do not know what the heck is causing it! I am very meticulous about avoiding gluten. I only use gluten-free lotion, shampoo, everything! I am 8 months pregnant and all of a sudden am having a terrible DH flare up on my legs (which is usually where it happens). I have been having back pain and trouble sleeping bc of the pregnancy and my doc suggested I take Tylenol pm every night to help me sleep. I have read that NSAIDs aggravate DH, but I thought tylenol was safe for DH. Does anyone else have this problem!? Is this normal?! I don't know what else it could be. Please help! -Itchypregosaurus!