How I Solved My Mystery Rash

Jul 19, 2021

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I’ve had this horrible painful ugly rash plaguing me since my 20’s. This rash is the sole reason I am here with you today as a healer. Back then they had no freaking idea what the heck it was! I’ve been poked, prodded, popped, lanced, and sent to the lab, and all INCONCLUSIVE.

Yet they gave me Acyclovir which is the same medication that they use to treat herpes and shingles. And of course, Acyclovir had its own set of awful symptoms that they gave me another prescription for. I mean, when you have a fever and a raised blistery rash complete with nerve pain and no explanation, you’ll try anything for some relief.

Little did I know I had Celiac Disease, a very rare form of celiac affecting the skin along with the intestines. I knew 20 years ago to stop eating gluten and I did. But the rash has never stopped coming and going in its annoying, mysterious way.

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Through extensive testing, I was able to get some answers! My mystery rash finally has a ‘diagnosis’ and some recognition in the medical community! It’s a Celiac Disease-related rash called – Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH). Every time that I would eat gluten or dairy, it triggered an immune reaction causing IgA antibodies to be deposited in the skin.

Who knew it was triggered by food!? Specifically, by gluten and/or casein from dairy products. Despite giving up gluten I still had trace amounts of dairy products sneaking into my diet. It all makes sense now. I’m really happy that I was finally able to get this new information through my doctor.

HLA Typing For Celiac Disease

Normally when you test for Celiac Disease you need to have gluten already in your system. They now have a blood test that they didn’t have back then, and you do not need to go back to eating gluten to get a positive. It’s not being used for diagnosis, but who gives a shit! If you see your blood high in HLA-DQ2 or DQ8 STOP eating gluten and dairy and your life will improve.

Here’s more info on the test that I took, and I’m a very severe reactionary case. I’d hate to see how the person reacts if they had a double positive! Yikes!

The patient has one of the HLA-DQ variants associated with celiac disease.

More than 97% of celiac patients carry either HLA-DQ2(DQA105/DQB102) or HLA-DQ8(DQA103/DQB10302) or both. However, 39% of the general U.S. population carry these HLA-DQ variants, as a consequence, the presence of HLA-DQ2 or DQ8 or both variants is not per se diagnostic of celiac disease. Genetic counseling as needed.

HLA-DQ2 – Positive

HLA DQ8 – Negative


HLA DQA1 – 5

DQB1 – 201

DQB1 – 604

Curious about what’s going on? Ask your doctor for this blood test! Want to heal your gut and all the other things, make an appointment with me, I can help you begin your healing journey. I’ve got a cream from TSA called HX1 that will zap the rash 60-80% faster than without it.

When you have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance, or even celiac disease a whole host of ‘whack a mole’ symptoms can spring up in your life. Some very serious like MS even! All testing to come back inconclusive is the most annoying thing, because the pain, discomfort, and symptoms are REAL!

Western medicine really doesn’t have much in the way of solutions for this, and really it’s all controlled by diet and lifestyle. But what if you’re careful and get cross-contaminated? You’re miserable for 6-8 weeks, and it can take up to 6 months to clear out completely. I can help you navigate through not only the diagnosis but the nasty symptoms 80% faster than if left to heal on your own. Contact me to schedule your appointment today!

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Dawna Weiss, CN, PMP

Founded by clinical nutritionist, body-talk practitioner, and herbalist, Dawna Rider-Weiss, Inspired Living aligns your mind, body, and soul by delivering a scientific, clinical approach to food and herbs with an ancient but modern process for applying spiritual practices in everyday life. Schedule a session with Dawna by texting (916) 761-8431.

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Medical Disclaimer: What I’ve shared with you here is not intended to be a substitute for a medical diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding your own medical conditions.

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