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Gluten Intolerance, Eczema, Inflammation And Bursitis
Yes if wheat allergy: The rash that is caused by gluten enteropathy is very specific. It is called dermatitis herpetiformis, and it consists of clear blister-like bumps on your elbows and knees/shins that itch intensely. Eczema is usually related to regular allergies, not celiac disease, although a person can have both at the same time. If you are wheat or grain-allergic, the diet will help, but not because of gluten. ...Read more
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
My son 1y.o, has dry shiny patch in the elbow crease. Eczema creams prevent it from inflammation but it stays very dry and shiny, how to get rid of?
Eczema: Try white petroleum vaseline or a moisturizing cream and cover with moist cotton T shirt. All the best. ...Read more
My daughter has eczema and lately she has been getting a very bad rash. Red inflammation itching. Dr gave her prednisone last wk - any suggestions?
Sec infection?: Well there are two things that can go wrong with eczema- it can flare up. For that you need to look at the triggers and treat with steroid ointment. OR it can get secondarily infected by virus, bacteria OR fungus. In these cases steroid alone won't help. Seek help from your doctor ...Read more
Which children with pollen allergies and eczema should be checked for gluten allergy, if they don't have stomach symptoms and are growing normally?
My ankle is super swollen. I have a rash. Its itchy, red, and scaly in some parts, small blisters also. I think its eczema. Could this cause inflammation?
Orgasm irritates eczema, and cause hair scalps inflammation to soar along with few rash on face. Results in hair loss, memory loss and general fatigue?
My bottom lip is inflammed and red and when there is sun light you can see it but when its dark not noticeable as much. Derm said it was eczema, meds they gave don't work. Its kinda burning itchy feeli?
I'm 39 & have atopic dermatitis for years. Blood tests show wheat sensitivity of o.37- class 1. Is it worth trying a gluten free diet?
GLUTEN FREE DIET: Yes, Gluten causes inflammation in the body and is difficult to breakdown. Als allergies develop over time and exposure, therefore many people develop low grade allergies to gluten. Thre diets I recommend are WHOLEAPPROACH. COM/GUTBLISS. COM/PALEODIET. Often times Eczema, Allergies, Asthma and IBS will improve Gluten Free. Also many generic Meds contain Gluten, when possible get brand medication. ...Read more
Can chronic inflammation (chronic exzema and boils) cause you to ovulate late each cycle & creating pcos? I ovulate but late. No insulin/testoste slim
No: Exzema won't prevent you from ovulating or cause PCOS. A mild infection such as a boil won't either. A very severe infection that results in a hospital stay and IV antibiotics could prevent ovulation but won't cause PCOS. The underlying cause of PCOS is insulin resistance in the cells. Higher levels of insulin prevent ovulation and cause PCOS. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have been experience regular eye inflammations. Symptoms start with red eye, until very foggy vision. I have atopic dermatitis I was told that I have blefarithis as well. Do you think is related? What can do to avoid this constant inflammations? Thank
Atopic dermatitis: Often the eyelids are most affected by the dry skin and itching of atopic dermatitis. Frequent rubbing only makes it worse and introduces bacteria. Sometimes atopic dermatitis is associated with keratoconus in which the cornea becomes cone shaped and may be exposed and susceptible. A good rule of thumb: do not touch your itchy eyelids unless applying moisturizer and this should be done ALOT. ...Read more
Yes: In case of celiac, even severe inflammation when exposed to gluten. The mechanism for non-celiac gluten intolerance remains unknown but if you have GI symptoms from ingesting gluten, one would presume that some inflammation is going. However such inflammation should not be present in the absence of gluten exposure. ...Read more
Wall thickening in loops of jejunum without obstruction. Inflammation present on bloodwork. IgE gluten test negative. Raw fruits/veg worsens symptoms?
See GI: First it is IgA tTG and not IgE to gluten that would likely be meaningful. If you have problem with raw fruits/veg, then you need to avoid them even though I am not sure whether the reactions are from the fruit/veg themselves or from the fibre they contain. You need to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Can running, while suffering from pes anserine bursitis pain lead to semitendinosus tendon tear? Or will it just increase the inflammation/pain?
Pes bursitis: Ruby666 fortunately the way the semitendinosis is attached to the tibia it is not possible to tear is with running or jogging. The semitendinosis is more susceptible to injury in the upper part of the posterior thigh in sprinters and else type athletes. Increasing the inflammation down by the tibial knee insertion however is possible if you keep running. ...Read more
Just found out I have chronic gastritis due to h pylori after having a biopsy from an egd. Will gluten free help rid the inflammation and fullness?
Treat H. pylori.: See your doc to treat the H. pylori. A gluten free diet will not help and is completely unnecessary. Good luck. ...Read more
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more