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Hello, About 8 months ago I started getting little red itchy bumps on my hands and arms - I thought I had poison ivy. The funny thing is is that I would have them bad one day, then the next day it would go away, or possible show up in a few different spots. They never blistered like poison ivy and never left marks and never last more than a day. Then a a few weeks later I started getting hives on my waistband and bra band areas, and occasionally a big hive on my belly and/or tailbone, or back. Then I was chewing gum, and my tongue swelled up. After a month and a half of this nonsense I made an appointment with my doctor who said I was afflicted with chronic hives, said there was nothing to be done and gave me a prescription for Allerex. 4 months later I still had the same symptoms, was again told that there was no sense going to a allergist, it was like finding a needle in a haystack, and was given more Allerex.

On Easter I made homemade cinnamon buns, where I had to knead the dough etc. By 3 o'clock that afternoon the palms of my hands under my thumbs felt like they were on fire. Red, itchy and so swollen I couldn't even hold a pen. Then tonight I was defrosting pizza dough and squeezed it with both hands, Now the areas between my thumb and pointer finger are red, itchy and very swollen, just like on Easter.

So I guess I am allergic to wheat or yeast or something like that. Does it mean I just can't touch it or does that always mean Celiac Disease? I have no other "celiac" symptoms (like sore joints, intestinal etc...) I friend of mine suggested the Celiac Disease to me, so that is why I was checking out this forum.

Thank you for any feedback.

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I have lived with chronic hives for two years now. I had went to many many doctors and got many different answers. Two months ago I went to an internist with a full medical history. She did massive blood tests including DNA and confirmed that I had Celiac. I am also allergic to cinnamon which you could be too since the incident you talked about. This hive issue has been the worst symptom of all to deal with. Good luck to you!

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hi, my first Adult symptom(had symptoms as a kid) was itching all over. It was terrible. I gave up wheat and it went away. I ate wheat again, but it never returned like that. Also overdosing on sugar(like at halloween) makes my thighs itch. Then at 25 my hands got rashes. They just kept getting bigger and bigger. It was awful, I could only use the thumb and index finger on my right hand. I gave up wheat again. After awhile, the rash went away. Good luck

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