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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...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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How would a doctor care for someone with dermatitis herpetiformis?

How would a doctor care for someone with dermatitis herpetiformis?

Dermat herpeticformi: After the diagnosis is made you may be prescribed Dapsone by mouth and/or gluten free diet. Certai immunosupresive therapies are used but less effective. ...Read more

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When must I talk to my doctor about dermatitis herpetiformis?

When must I talk to my doctor about dermatitis herpetiformis?

Dermat herpetiformis: This condition is extremely itchy and if you think you have it, you should see your doctor asap, as it can be contolled and treated with Dapsone and gluten free diet as well. But there are other conditions which can mimic this condition and you need to have proper diagnosis. ...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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Could the itchy blisters on arch of my foot and knees be dermatitis herpetiformis?

Could the itchy blisters on arch of my foot and knees be dermatitis herpetiformis?

Blisters: There are several blistering diseases including dermatitis herpetiformis. The best way to get an answer is to see a dermatologist. ...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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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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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 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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How long after eating gluten does a rash occur when you have dermatitis herpetiformis of the skin?

How long after eating gluten does a rash occur when you have dermatitis herpetiformis of the skin?

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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How to tell if I have dermatitis herpetiformis if my skin breaks with acne to flours, gluten, rice and oatmeal?

How to tell if I have dermatitis herpetiformis if my skin breaks with acne to flours, gluten, rice and oatmeal?

No: Since rice contains no gluten, your skin problem is not related to gluten, certainly not solely even if you are gluten-sensitive. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for dermatitis herpetiformis?

What are treatment options for dermatitis herpetiformis?

Treatment derm herpe: Only treatment are Dapsone orally and if associated with it, gluten free diet. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more


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Scabies (Definition)

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