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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Hey there! I just recently joined and was wondering if some of you could help me. I've had celiac disease since I was 10, as well as diabetes type 1. ( I am 25 now) About 9 months ago I've gotten a really bad rash on my right wrist that itches like crazy! I went to a doctor and they gave me medicine, but it helps for a while to lighten up the redness--just never goes away. It's red, flaky and itches nonstop. I'm going to a new endo for my diabetes on Monday, and will bring up everything with her. Just thought maybe you guys could tell me if you've heard of dh on a wrist before. Take care :)

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DH can appear just about anywhere on the body. And I've had it on my wrists. How strict are you in your gluten-free diet? Are you getting any cross contamination?

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I've actually just started following it maybe 2 days ago (thats also why I joined). I'm hoping to see an improvment soon because it really itches and looks disgusting.

I know I should have been taking care of this but late is better than never :)

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Hey there! I just recently joined and was wondering if some of you could help me. I've had celiac disease since I was 10, as well as diabetes type 1. ( I am 25 now) About 9 months ago I've gotten a really bad rash on my right wrist that itches like crazy! I went to a doctor and they gave me medicine, but it helps for a while to lighten up the redness--just never goes away. It's red, flaky and itches nonstop. I'm going to a new endo for my diabetes on Monday, and will bring up everything with her. Just thought maybe you guys could tell me if you've heard of dh on a wrist before. Take care :)

Hello Amby,

Yup, in my peak of DH I had it on both wrists, most of my forearms up to my arm pits, lower to middle back, outside of thighs, calf's and shins. I'm 54 and DH hit me hard nearly a year ago. I've been gluten-free since about the middle of December 2011 and I'm now healing ( ie, no weeping, open lesions, blistering, stinging / burning, or itching ). It's a slow process but I'm making progress.

My research and experience tells me that the ONLY way to deal with DH is to remain gluten-free and more likely than not, severely restrict iodine intake or in some cases, eliminate it all together. However, the Thyroid needs iodine to function properly. So, we are ALL individual cases and must pay close attention to how our bodies react with the above mentioned.

So, YES, DH manifests on the wrists too. Be ever vigilant and observant and you will free yourself / be able to control the affliction.

Best of luck and peace,

WF

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I had it on my wrists too...and my face...and my calves...and my back...and the back of my neck...and by far the worst is to have it on your face. But,yes, you can have it on your wrists.

Glad you are going gluten free. The rash tends to be very sensitive to traces of gluten and the flares can last a long time. Iodine may need to be limited for healing to occur. If this is the case for you see thyca.com for how to limit iodine in your diet. The pain and itching can be temporarily relieved with benzocaine products such as solarcaine, bactine, and walgreens pain relieving ointment, all of which contain benzocaine which helps to stp the burning and itching. But nothing will heal the rash except strict gluten free diet and low iodine until the rash heals. Then you can add iodine back to your diet.

Good luck, I hope it stays only on your wrists and that it heals fast.

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I have a problem with many "gluten free" products that use wheat(gluten) as derivatives. As an example xanthan gum is often wheat derived but supposedly "gluten free" due to the process it undergoes.

It is gluten free enough for me so I avoid the gums and the 400's and 1400's additives as a strict rule.

My DH has been so bad that I tend to avoid any product with numbers in the label. This includes "flavours" (((what flavour from what original source)))0.

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Thanks everyone! It's a hard adjustment, but well worth it! I've actually seem to have more energy now.

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