I went on a gluten free diet on the advice of a private GP, for abdominal problems and a very itchy rash all over both my shins. I tried not to scratch the rash but when I did, small round holes appeared, about 2-3mm in diameter, which bled. The rash cleared up after about a year and a half staying gluten free, and the abdominal symptoms more quickly. After 4 years I decided to have it properly checked to see if the gluten free diet was unnecessary. I went back to eating gluten for almost three months. I had diarrhoea and a slight recurrence of the rash but the gut tests and skin biopsy came back negative. Does this mean that gluten is not the problem? I am back on a gluten free diet and it's all cleared up again. I am confused. My doctor supports me staying gluten free but I don't want to do it unnecessarily. The rash only appears on my shins, not on my knees or buttocks. What else could be causing these symptoms? And how do I get a clear diagnosis?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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