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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Hello everyone, I stumbled upon this site in my quest to find out what has been going on with my skin for the last three months and I hope that someone out there can help me. Three months ago, I came down with a really bad case of pink eye in my right eye. I got the pink eye cleared up after two months of steroid eye drops. A week after the pink eye appeared, a really red bumpy rash appeared in the right side of my neck. I have been to my dermatologist twice and nothing she has done has cured this rash. She did two fungal tests and they were both negative. She said she has no idea what it is. She gave me Elidel the first time because she thought it was eczema. I just turned 25 and I have never had eczema before in my entire life. The Elidel made the rash worse. I went back and she gave me a steroid, 1.0 mg triamcinolone acetonide ointment. It made the itching stop for about 2 weeks, but now the rash has stopped responding and is worse than ever. This rash itches like nothing I could ever describe to somebody. I try not to scratch during the day but I wake up almost every night digging into this unsightly rash. This rash is very strange. It does not spread anywhere else but the right side of my neck. I will get these sore bump type things filled with "stuff" in them. Once these rupture, they turn a darker red and it takes forever for them to disappear. Meanwhile, more "bump" looking things appear and fill with fluid. This rash responds to nothing- cold compresses, Benadryl, etc. The itch is always there. I have never been diagnosed with celiac disease. I really don't have the classic stomach issues that I have read about with celiac disease. I am just hoping that somebody out there can look at the picture I am attaching and tell me if it looks like their dermatitis herpetiformis. I am desperate for answers and relief from the itch. I am attaching a picture of my neck. If anyone has any advice, I thank you all in advance.. ..