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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Overview)

An extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic and continues over a long period of time.


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How long does dermatitis herpetiformis last after you get it?

How long does dermatitis herpetiformis last after you get it?

Skin & celiac sprue: Dermatitis herpetiformis is a very special skin eruption uniquely linked to celiac sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy). Not every sprue patient develops dermatitis herpetiformis, the timetable for manifestation and duration of which is variable. Gluten intolerant patients do not have this skin problem. If you indeed have celiac sprue it is imperative that your diet is strictly gluten free always. Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
14 Doctors shared insights

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Overview)

An extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic and continues over a long period of time.


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What are the symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis?

What are the symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis?

Herpetic dermatitis: Intense ithing and rash are the only symptoms of this condition. The itching is uncontrolable, and has to be diagnosed and treated. It presents with chronic skin eruption, with blisters filled with watery fluid. It gives intense itch and you can not stop yourself from scraching, and sometimes you may scratch off the blisters. The symptoms are intermittently chronic. Three stages1rash2vescicles3 healing. Read more

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What can cause dermatitis herpetiformis?

What can cause dermatitis herpetiformis?

Unknown: The cause of dermatitis herpetiformis is unknown. However, there is a strong link to celiac sprue disease (gluten insensitivity). One of the recommended treatments for dermatitis herpetiformis is a gluten-free diet, which may allow the patient to avoid medications. Read more

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How do you know if you have dermatitis herpetiformis? Do you have to have rash?

How do you know if you have dermatitis herpetiformis? Do you have to have rash?

Dermatitis Herpetifo: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. A skin biopsy and direct immunofluorescence test of the skin are performed in most cases. Your doctor may also recommend a biopsy of the intestines. Read more

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What will increase my risk for dermatitis herpetiformis?

What will increase my risk for dermatitis herpetiformis?

Dermat herpetiformis: Most of the time there is no cause found and you can not do anything to prevent it. But sometime it is caused by gluten sensitivity like in celiac disease, then you can be on gluten free diet which may prevent this condition. Read more

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How is dermatitis herpetiformis caused?

How is dermatitis herpetiformis caused?

Gluten: Dermatitis herpetiformis is related to gluten. Dh can be diagnosed with skin biopsy. Blood tests may also help. Complete elimination of gluten will make the condition go away. Read more

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What can cause dermatitis herpetiformis?

Unknown: The cause of dermatitis herpetiformis is unknown. However, there is a strong link to celiac sprue disease (gluten insensitivity). One of the recommended treatments for dermatitis herpetiformis is a gluten-free diet, which may allow the patient to avoid medications. Read more

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What are the symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis?

Herpetic dermatitis: Intense ithing and rash are the only symptoms of this condition. The itching is uncontrolable, and has to be diagnosed and treated. It presents with chronic skin eruption, with blisters filled with watery fluid. It gives intense itch and you can not stop yourself from scraching, and sometimes you may scratch off the blisters. The symptoms are intermittently chronic. Three stages1rash2vescicles3 healing. Read more

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What will increase my risk for dermatitis herpetiformis?

Dermat herpetiformis: Most of the time there is no cause found and you can not do anything to prevent it. But sometime it is caused by gluten sensitivity like in celiac disease, then you can be on gluten free diet which may prevent this condition. Read more

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How long does dermatitis herpetiformis last after you get it?

Skin & celiac sprue: Dermatitis herpetiformis is a very special skin eruption uniquely linked to celiac sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy). Not every sprue patient develops dermatitis herpetiformis, the timetable for manifestation and duration of which is variable. Gluten intolerant patients do not have this skin problem. If you indeed have celiac sprue it is imperative that your diet is strictly gluten free always. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dermatitis herpetiformis?

What is the definition or description of: dermatitis herpetiformis?

Dermatitis herpetifo: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women. The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity. Read more

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When after consuming gluten does dermatitis herpetiformis appear?

When after consuming gluten does dermatitis herpetiformis appear?

Varies: The rash can appear within hours to days or not at all. It varies from person to person and may depend on how much gluten was consumed. Read more

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How long after consuming gluten does dermatitis herpetiformis show up?

How long after consuming gluten does dermatitis herpetiformis show up?

Skin & celiac sprue: Dermatitis herpetiformis is a very special skin eruption uniquely linked to celiac sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy). Not every sprue patient develops dermatitis herpetiformis, the timetable for manifestation of which is variable. Gluten intolerant patients do not have this skin problem. If you indeed have celiac sprue it is imperative that your diet is strictly gluten free always. Read more

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What is the connection between celiac disease & dermatitis herpetiformis?

What is the connection between celiac disease & dermatitis herpetiformis?

Autoimmune assoc: Autoimmune connection. Not all patients with celiac get dermatitis herpetiformis (chronic, recurrent skin eruption); most patients with term hep have celiac. The skin rash is a marker for the gut disease, and patients should be tested for it. Read more

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