#Gluten-Related #Skin Disorders

I recently came across this great summary of the most common skin disorders related to gluten illness when I was presented with what I thought looked like dermatitis herpetiformis, the skin condition most associated with coeliac disease. I was sending the person a gallery of lovely photos so she could have a look and see if she recognised it before seeing her GP.

In fact, did you know you can have just the skin manifestation of coeliac disease and no other symptoms present and you are still classed as coeliac…?

Celiac Disease Linked to Many Skin Conditions

Eczema, Psoriasis and Hives Occur More Often in Celiacs

The skin conditions discussed include:

Dermatitis herpetiformis



Alopecia Areata

Chronic Urticaria (Hives)


Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin)

Dry Skin

There are lots of links to each condition and photos that could help you identify them. If you spy something familiar, go and talk to your health professional.


3 thoughts on “#Gluten-Related #Skin Disorders

  1. Any suggestions for 4 month old baby if not able to be breast fed for a grain free formula ?
    I was curious if any formula’s are least allergy forming? I live in USA & look after baby who is starting to get slight rash in arm crease & in legs.
    Thank you so much,

    • Hi Becky. sadly, we are stuck between a rock and a hard place here. You would be able to use a soya formula I would think, but that’s not ideal from a hormone or allergy point of view either. Talk to the pediatricians over there as they will, I am sure, have been asked this before! Try lactose intolerance testing – you can do a gene test for babies. Look after the skin with pure evening primrose oil, one of the best skin barrier protectors for babies I have found.

  2. […] here also for a good summary of gluten skin disorders. Sometimes, skin problems can be the only manifestation of gluten sensitivity. In fact, my first […]

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