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Hi everyone, I'm new here. I'm sure stuff like this gets posted all the time, so I hope you don't mind me asking.
When I was a teenager I had bad IBS, rashes and ulcers. I had the Coeliac blood test, but it came back negative because I had already removed gluten from my diet after seeing positive changes in my symptoms.
I am now 24 and decided to get tested again; I have my blood test next week and have been eating gluten for about 2 months. Surprisingly, I have had few IBS like symptoms, only occasional mouth ulcers and this weird rash.
The rash is on my face and feet, it looks a bit like ringworm but doesn't respond to antifungals. At first it was just red, then after a few weeks it started itching and I couldn't stop scratching. Now it's really stinging and sometimes it feels like something is seeping from the broken skin. However, it doesn't look anything like DH pictures I've seen online. It covers my nose, cheeks and chin and is red.
Before I added gluten back to my diet, I had clear skin. I also sometimes get this rash when I accidentally gluten myself. For example, I once ate a gluten free poppadom that had been fried in a fryer used for food items containing gluten, and the rash showed up on my face and hands.
Has anybody else experienced this rash? It's the worst symptom I have.
I suppose I'm also wondering what it could be if my blood test returns negative. I'm going to bring it up with my GP anyway when she tells me my blood test results.
Many thanks in advance!
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