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Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...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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What is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

What is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

Cekiac disease: There are a number of skin disorders assocaited with celiac disease. Dh is one that can resemble flea bites. One has to look at the whole picture to decide if there is underlying celiac disease or if the dog has fleas. Go to http://www.Celiaccentral.Org/skin/. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

I want to know what is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

Flea bites vs rash: Fleas only jump about knee high so the bites are usually below the knee and look like insect bites, firm red itchy-painful nodules, some may have pustules. Rash due to celiac disease is dermatitis herpetiformis, grouped crusted red bumps, urticarial papules or vesicles on extensor surfaces, such as elbows, knees, buttocks, back. Because rash is very itchy, usually we see mostly scratches on exam. ...Read more

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What could this rash on my face be from? How to tell if it's allergy or celiac disease?

What could this rash on my face be from? How to tell if it's allergy or celiac disease?

Rash on face: Open up the possibilities and see your dematologist to answer your question since the rash could be from the sun, lupus or many other things. ...Read more

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Could rash due to celiac disease clear up even if i don't take gluten out of diet? Had rash on inner thigh for 1/2 yr, never itched, disappeared itself

May but unwise: You are playing russian roulette with your health by not avoiding gluten (provided that the case has been verified). Like any chronic disease, the symptoms wax and wane often. There may also be other causes for skin rash whether you are gluten-sensitive or not. ...Read more

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Celiac disease. My doctor put me eat bread with gluten and took blood sample. Two days fatigue, no sleep. Celiac rash. This is wrong! What can I do?

Celiac disease. My doctor put me eat bread with gluten and took blood sample. Two days fatigue, no sleep. Celiac rash. This is wrong! What can I do?

It IS wrong: Unfortunately, insurance companies won't pay benefits unless the blood work is positive, and it will usually not be positive if you are already under treatment. So celiac patients are forced to become sick once again. The US health care system is horribly dysfunctional. I'm sorry this happened, but your physician is as trapped in it as you are. ...Read more

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Recurring itchy rash on both index finger knuckles and elbows. Could this be any indication I may have celiac disease. I often get excruciating abdominal cramps as well. Rash has been on and off for 3yrs. ?

Recurring itchy rash on both index finger knuckles and elbows. Could this be any indication I may have celiac disease. I often get excruciating abdominal cramps as well. Rash has been on and off for 3yrs. ?

Possible: You should talk to your doctor about this since it is possible that you may have celiac disease. Often a simple blood test would help confirm your suspicion. Regardless, having excruciating cramps deserves a workup. ...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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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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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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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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I have dermatitis herpetiformis. What foods are safe for a lactose intolerant to eat?

I have dermatitis herpetiformis. What foods are safe for a lactose intolerant to eat?

? celiac: Do you have celiac disease? If so then a gluten free diet would be encouraged. Lactose intolerat patients do poorly with dairy products. ...Read more

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Just curious: how do you tell the difference between dermatitis herpetiformis and herpes gladiatorum?

Just curious: how do you tell the difference between dermatitis herpetiformis and herpes gladiatorum?

Easy: Suppose you're sure it's one or the other, which you probably aren't. DH is symmetric. HG is wherever you got rubbed on the mat with the wrestler who had the herpes lesion. HG is likely to come up all at once, while DH less so. DH will usually test positive for anti-gluten stuff. Hope this helps. There are a few other painful small-blister diseases as well -- read up. Best wishes. ...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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Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Definition)

An extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic and continues over a ...Read more