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mendylou

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  1. I have been gluten free for four years , I still have DH outbreaks but they are not as extensive as they used to be. I do still wake up every nite with terrible itching which causes scratching to excess. The hot humid weather of summer makes it all the worse. My worst areas are buttocks and forearms...
  2. The sensations you are feeling sounds like the ones I get before I get DH breakouts. It gets terribly sensitive, burns, tingles, etc. Within several days I have breakouts. It has been terribly cold here in MN and heat being on all the time causes for excess dryness in the air. My skin has been...
  3. It seems to me that my DH usually affects the same area over and over and everyone is different as to their most sensitive areas. Mine does affect the hairline, around my lips, on chin; but my worst breakout areas are from elbows thru upper arms across my upper back and my buttocks and the backs...
  4. I have been gluten free for 3 yrs, I have not been DH clear for at least 7 yrs. It is not as severe as it used to be, but I have never been DH free. Just when I think it is clearing up I have another eruption even though I can not connect it to any specific food item. I feel I must be getting...
  5. To answer a few of those questions: My flares are smaller in area than previously. They do not really fade faster, they seem to have their own time frame. I do notice the breakouts do not seem to have as deep craters as they used to. They do itch less but only if temp is cool. My worst times...
  6. I have been gluten free for 3 yrs. My DH is much better than it used to be. Just when my skin seems to be drying & clearing up it seems as if I have a new break out.
  7. I can identify with you. I have had rashes my entire life & did not know the cause. Due to research I went gluten free almost 3 years ago.I should also include that I am 60 and I have had many years to accumulate this under my skin without anyone being wise enough to realize what the problem...
  8. I thought it was just me. I have had all the various gluten free chex cereals and I too have reacted to the cinnamon version. I tried it more than once and I always get a reaction. My 1st clue is that my lips swell to twice their size and itch terribly. I also don't know if it is the cinnamon...
  9. When you are able to post those pics it would be very useful to the rest of us. I am also a new member & have found this to be the best source of info. I have been gluten free for 2 years and in that time I have never had skin that wasn't broken out with lesions in varying stages.. They are...
  10. I am not officially diagnosed with DH but after 2 years of research I know that is what i have. There are only 2 places on my body that have never had breakouts. They are the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet.
  11. For most of us with DH we have not been able to find satisfactory dermatologists who understand our condition. i have been researching sites for 2 years and this is by far the best place to go to to get info & advice. From people who share the same issues & can't find answers anyplace else...
  12. I commend you on not scratching them. At times I have to. I have some breakouts which are totally inflamed and raised as in a hive that are at least a quarter in size. They have tended to get smaller thru time but every now & then I get a really big eruption that is also more tender and much...