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All you need to know about dermatitis herpetiformi


Chronic skin rash

Family studies show that 5% of first-degree relatives of a person with DH will also have DH.[1]

Treatable by a medical professional
- Medium-term: settles in months
- Needs a professional opinion
- Usually, lab tests and imaging has to be done
- Is related to gluten sensitivity

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a long-lasting rash, which is quite prickly and is constituted of bumps and blisters.


- Sores that resemble hives
- Upraised lesions
- Eruptions
- Blisters filled with fluid
- Eruptions on either elbow, knees, lower back, shoulders, backside, back of the neck, hairline or the scalp.


Self-care: Though there is no particular cure for Dermatitis herpetiformis, taking the medicines prescribed by the doctor and following the instructions given by them could help.

Specialists: The doctor might have to do a skin biopsy to come to a concrete conclusion about your skin rash. The doctor can even prescribe a topical cream to help with the itching sensation.

It is crucial to consult a medical practitioner to look at your symptoms. An untreated dermatitis herpetiformis could increase the chances of getting intestinal cancers, etc.
At mfine you will find the correct treatment programme for your particular needs

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