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Extremely itchy skin rash

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 6, 2010
  • 03:06 AM

Hi my name is Samir. I have been suffering from an extremely itchy skin rash for at least 5 years. It started on my eyelids, and the doctor prescribed me a cortisone cream, but the problem is recurring to this day. Then 4 years ago, i developed a skin rash in my groin area around my testicles and on the inner thighs and around the anus. then this year, the problem has spread to my lower stomach, underneath the elbows, and the sides of my neck. The skin is scaly and reddish in these areas and it itches a lot. I thought the problem in my groin area was jock itch, so i used antifungal cream, but it didn't work. the doctors don't know exactly what it is. they assume it may be a form of eczema that will never go away. Is this some genetic problem that i will have to deal with my whole life? i want to know what it is and get rid of it once and for all, because i've been suffering from discomfort for years. it's a symmetrical problem, it is occuring on the same areas on both sides of the body. i read about a disease called dermatitis herpetiformis that seems to have similar symptoms. it was said that a gluten free diet works. So is this a nutrition related problem? I would like to get help, because i've been researching about this, and still don't know what i'm suffering from, and neither do the doctors.

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  • I had the same symptoms you are describing. I always thought I had the dematiitis you describe. I did go off of gluten 11 years ago and have stayed gluten free. I have had the villa biopsy, but it came back negaitve. I am clear of all rashes now. I still have health issues, but know that getting off of gluten was vital to improving my health.
    cozynana 39 Replies
    • December 7, 2010
    • 01:34 PM
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  • Thank you. I will go on a gluten free diet then. :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 7, 2010
    • 03:08 PM
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  • how long did it take you to get rid of skin rashes once you went on a gluten free diet?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 21, 2010
    • 09:11 AM
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