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Gluten rash?!

Discussion in 'Gluten-free Forum' started by sjm1308, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. sjm1308

    sjm1308 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was symptomatic of coeliacs for about 2 years now. Bloating, fatigue, brain fog, nausea, aneamic, constipation, diarrhoea the list could go on. Anyway my blood test came back negative and I refused the colonoscopy (I just cannot go through with it). I seen a kinesologist who said I came up as intolerant to wheat (not gluten)and lactose. I havnt cut anything out as yet as having a tumultuous time atm but I've had this rash on both arms from shoulder to wrist for as long as I can remember of my adult life and am just wondering if anyone had something similar that was related to an intolerance?
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    I follow a gluten free diet on the advice of an endcrinologist, even though I had no coeliac antibodies. However cutting to your query. I don't have an "always" rash, although I have been GF for over a year now, but these days if I load the toaster for my OH, or make him a sandwich at lunchtime, my hands become very dry and the fingertips sometimes crack. Very annoying!

    I must admit when I saw your query, my immediate thoughts were whether or not you have been tested for Lupus?

    When I was having the coeliac antibodies done, I also had all sorts of other stuff tested too, including lupus, general connective tissue disorders, RA and so on. They were all tested because of a family history littered on both side with AI conditions. Thus far I appear to have dodged every one of those bullets.

    I know Dr Google can be a scary place to go raking, but have you looked for images like your rash?

    I hope you get it sorted.
     
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    sjm1308 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your reply! I did just Google lupus and I don't have any of the symptoms and the rash doesn't look similar but it also doesn't look similar to any of the Google images of a gluten rash! Perhaps I'll visit my doc after all..
     
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    Dermatitis herpetiformis is a spotty blistering itchy rash which occurs just in a small area, and is associated with coeliac disease. I'd ask your GP cos there are lots of other rashes and there may be an easy treatment, and most GPs are pretty good on rashes.
    Best wishes
     
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