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Is rashes usually a symptom of celiac disease/gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy?

Is rashes usually a symptom of celiac disease/gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy?

DH: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time.
Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women.
The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Could rash due to celiac disease clear up even if I don't take gluten out of diet? Had rash on inner thigh for 1/2 yr, never itched, disappeared itself

Could rash due to celiac disease clear up even if I don't take gluten out of diet? Had rash on inner thigh for 1/2 yr, never itched, disappeared itself

May but unwise: You are playing russian roulette with your health by not avoiding gluten (provided that the case has been verified). Like any chronic disease, the symptoms wax and wane often. There may also be other causes for skin rash whether you are gluten-sensitive or not. ...Read more

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What could this rash on my face be from? How to tell if it's allergy or celiac disease?

What could this rash on my face be from? How to tell if it's allergy or celiac disease?

Rash on face: Open up the possibilities and see your dematologist to answer your question since the rash could be from the sun, lupus or many other things. ...Read more

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What is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

What is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

Cekiac disease: There are a number of skin disorders assocaited with celiac disease. Dh is one that can resemble flea bites. One has to look at the whole picture to decide if there is underlying celiac disease or if the dog has fleas. Go to http://www. Celiaccentral. Org/skin/. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

I want to know what is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

Flea bites vs rash: Fleas only jump about knee high so the bites are usually below the knee and look like insect bites, firm red itchy-painful nodules, some may have pustules. Rash due to celiac disease is dermatitis herpetiformis, grouped crusted red bumps, urticarial papules or vesicles on extensor surfaces, such as elbows, knees, buttocks, back. Because rash is very itchy, usually we see mostly scratches on exam. ...Read more

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Celiac disease. My doctor put me eat bread with gluten and took blood sample. Two days fatigue, no sleep. Celiac rash. This is wrong! What can I do?

Celiac disease. My doctor put me eat bread with gluten and took blood sample. Two days fatigue, no sleep. Celiac rash. This is wrong! What can I do?

It IS wrong: Unfortunately, insurance companies won't pay benefits unless the blood work is positive, and it will usually not be positive if you are already under treatment. So celiac patients are forced to become sick once again. The US health care system is horribly dysfunctional. I'm sorry this happened, but your physician is as trapped in it as you are. ...Read more

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Recurring itchy rash on both index finger knuckles and elbows. Could this be any indication I may have celiac disease. I often get excruciating abdominal cramps as well. Rash has been on and off for 3yrs.?

Recurring itchy rash on both index finger knuckles and elbows. Could this be any indication I may have celiac disease. I often get excruciating abdominal cramps as well. Rash has been on and off for 3yrs.?

Possible: You should talk to your doctor about this since it is possible that you may have celiac disease. Often a simple blood test would help confirm your suspicion. Regardless, having excruciating cramps deserves a workup. ...Read more

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How does celiac disease affect the skin?

How does celiac disease affect the skin?

DH: Board Question? Dermatitis Herpetiformis. This appears as a group of itchy blisters, usually on the outside of arms and legs, that can look like herpes. Rarely it can be confused by eczema. Far more people have eczema, though. DH is diagnosed by direct immunofluorescence done via biopsy by a dermatologist. Other conditions can associate with DH as well. ...Read more

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Can I have celiac disease even if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Can I have celiac disease even if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Definitely: Contrary to common belief, celiac disease is not a "wheat allergy". It is the body's abnormal immune reaction to gluten, but it is not mediated by the classic antibody that mediates allergic reactions. Skin test to wheat is not the right test for celiac disease. Skin test negative or positive to wheat does not rule out or confirm celiac diz. If u r concerned, ask ur doc for the proper blood test. ...Read more

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Can I still have celiac disease if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Can I still have celiac disease if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Absolutely: Celiac disease is not an allergy, so the wheat allergy test is worthless here. There are blood tests that indicate the possibility for this condition, which is a problem of digestion. The best test, unfortunately, is a biopsy. ...Read more

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I don't ve celiac disease but noticed that gluten intake gives some mild symptoms ve no allergies on skin test any explanation y this could be pls?

I don't ve celiac disease but noticed that gluten intake gives some mild symptoms ve no allergies on skin test any explanation y this could be pls?

Eating better food: In general some people "respond" to limiting gluten despite not having the disease because they are now paying attention to food labels. Gluten containing foods tend to be highly refined or processed. So by avoiding these one is eating more real food. ...Read more

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Is it gastroenteritis, cdiff, or celiac disease when diarrhea is accompanied w/low grade temp, head/bodyaches, egg smell and yellowish/greenish stool?

Is it gastroenteritis, cdiff, or celiac disease when diarrhea is accompanied w/low grade temp, head/bodyaches, egg smell and yellowish/greenish stool?

Diarrhea: Celiac disease does not cause fever. I do not worry about color unless the stools have blood, tarry color, or acholic ie without color. C diff usually fouls smelling stools as does any colitis. ...Read more

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I have ibs, fatigue, sores in the corner of my mouth, and very itchy skin. Should I get checked for celiac disease?

I have ibs, fatigue, sores in the corner of my mouth, and very itchy skin. Should I get checked for celiac disease?

Can check lab tests: A person who has signs of celiac disease, or is very worried she may have it, can see her primary care doctor or her GI specialist to get a lab test ordered. If the test is positive for celiac disease, she can go on a gluten-free diet. If the test is negative, but she still wants to try a gluten-free diet anyway, she can do a 1-2 month trial off all gluten and watch what happens. ...Read more

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I fam positive for gluten sensitivity. I also have a very itchy & blistery skin rash. Could I have celiac even though my tests say I am just sensitive?

See below.: Possibly, it is difficult to diagnose what the rash is without seeing it. Dermatitis herpetaformis is a skin condition associated with celiac disease which is similar to what was described. A biopsy with immuno fluorescence tests may be an option to sort out what is the culprit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pos ana-- lupus symptoms but more celiac with bloating, blister like skin rash. What should I do? Tests?

Pos ana-- lupus symptoms but more celiac with bloating, blister like skin rash. What should I do? Tests?

What has been done: To answer your physician needs to know what has been done. The questions you ask can be clarified by your laboratory studies. Because a positive ANA is a beginning and as you ask more tests are necessary. You and your physician can best approach this by looking at what test you have now and what test you need later. ...Read more

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2 yr old, rash on cheeks on 2/1/17 (image in file). Subsided next day. Skin a bit scaly. Had runny nose and cough before rash, no fever. 5th disease?

2 yr old, rash on cheeks on 2/1/17 (image in file). Subsided next day. Skin a bit scaly. Had runny nose and cough before rash, no fever. 5th disease?

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Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Rash: Your description does not sound like west nile virus. It is difficult to guess based on your description but lyme disease could fit. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation and to ensure proper treatment. ...Read more

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What causes low vitamin d besides no sunlight and celiac disease?

Poor diet: Inadequate dietary intake can also cause low intake. Milk is supplemented with vitamin d and is a good source of vitamin d. Try eating foods that are high in vitamin d or take a vitamin d3 and calcium supplement that has at least 400 iu of d3 and 1000-1200 mg of calcium. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get celiac disease?

Who is more likely to get celiac disease?

If family has celiac: Persons who have relatives with celiac disease are more likely to get celiac disease (it's hereditary). The disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern/western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china/japan). ...Read more

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How can you get tested for celiac disease?

How can you get tested for celiac disease?

Small bowel biopsy: Celiac disease is suspected when individuals have signs or symptoms of malabsorption or malnutrition. Small intestinal biopsy is considered the most accurate test for celiac disease. Small intestinal biopsies can be obtained by performing an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd). ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the most common symptoms of celiac disease?

Sprue: The most common symptoms with celiacs disease, or sprue, is foul smelling diarrhea with flautlence, weightloss and fatigue. You may also have anemia and a skin rash. If you have celiac disease, you should avoid all foods containing gluten. ...Read more

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What other diseases are associated with celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: Uncommon but possible: autoimmune disorders, bone disease (osteoporosis, kyphoscoliosis, fractures), certain types of intestinal cancer, low blood count (anemia), low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), infertility or repeated miscarriage, liver disease
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001280/. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease lead to any more serious conditions? .

Can celiac disease lead to any more serious conditions? .

Yes: There are multiple consequences. For example: If long standing it can lower the immune system. You can also get weaker bones and develop anemia as a consequence of nutritional deficiency. ...Read more

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If I have celiac disease, does that mean my baby will, too?

If I have celiac disease, does that mean my baby will, too?

No: Celiac disease does run in some families, but that does not mean every member of the family will get the disease. If a parent has celiac disease, the baby's doctor can follow the baby's growth at the regular check-ups, and may do occasional blood tests to look for celiac disease. ...Read more

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Can you still have celiac disease if all tests are negative?

Can you still have celiac disease if all tests are negative?

Hard to comment: You provide no list of the "tests" you are referring to. The intestinal biopsy that is considered the gold standard by some can be negative if you have been gluten free for an extended period. Some blood screening tests are more precise than others. You are welcome to start over & provide us with more information. Your questions are never linked & we cannot see uploads on this site. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Yes: Symptoms can vary from very little to many. Classical symptoms would be abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating of the abdomen. Possibly weight loss. Some women present with infertility, headaches or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food can I eat if I have celiac disease?

Please suggest what food can I eat if I have celiac disease?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease is caused my blood cells in your body that have developed sensitivity to a grain protein called gliadin. Wheat, rye, barley and spelt contain this protein. Most persons with cd can eat other grains but industrial processing contamination can be an issue; so let you body tell you which alternative grain products you can tolerate. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more