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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? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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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Well, it doesn't look like mine, but I'm sure there are others on this forum who DO experience DH the way that you do. Apparently, it presents differently with different people.

That said, there are other skin conditions that are aggravated by gluten, such as eczema. If you saw improvement--and your photos indicate this--you may wish to avoid gluten for a while to see if the rash disappears. Then you can try eating it again, and if your rash reappears, you at least know that gluten is something your body does not do well with.

However, it would be a good idea to ask a doctor to run a full celiac panel (bloodtest) and even possibly take a biopsy of CLEAR SKIN NEXT TO A LESION to see if it's actually DH. There are very few doctors and dermatologists who understand that the biopsy should NOT be taken of the lesion itself; otherwise, the results are negative. The reason why I'm suggesting that you get tested is that you might, in fact, have celiac disease; and while you are not currently feeling ill, damage is being done to your small intestine. This can have a tragic outcome. If you KNOW you have celiac, you're more likely to be extremely careful about cross-contamination. Otherwise, when people aren't sure whether or not they have it, they occasionally cheat and eat foods containing gluten...and this can be very bad. So....if you'd like to be tested, you'll need to return to eating gluten for a while.

Others will offer their advice and opinions--consider all of the information and make an informed, personal decision.

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Thankyou for your answer. I suspect it can be hives.? It's really puzzling and its a large source of stress for me.

I went to a skin doctor, who said that I don't have any serious skin condition. He said it is just because of hot weather and will heal on its own. I live in a backward state of India and food intolerance is unheard of here.

Although people know about food allergies but not one does about celiac disease. If I tell any doctor that I suspect I have allergy to gluten/wheat- everybody laughs.

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My opinion is the same as rosetapper.

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Does not look like my rash. Have you checked online about Keratosis Pilaris? My nephew sometimes has a rash that appears the same as yours. May be due to gluten. . . .but not DH rash?

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I had these little things on my face very often -- they didn't icht or hurt. It seemed like milia, actually. Coincidentally, when I was diagnosed with celiac disease and started a gluten free diet, they disappeared. I don't think they're DH but they may be related to gluten, yes.

As for the second dermatitis, I never had -- but if they improved after removing gluten, good for you! :)

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