Dermatitis Herpetiformis is associated with Celiac Disease



I have been doing so much digging around learning more about Celiac Disease especially since I was just diagnosed myself with Celiac this past Monday. Although I have  never experienced the classic signs of Duhring Disease but I have had skin problems in the past year like dry skin patches around my ear and eyes and a couple of times my face got completely red, itchy, burning and pulsating. Not sure if it’s related but in time I will see if these symptoms come back or not.

Look up on Google Images of Dermatitis Herpetiformis to see what the rash typically looks like.

Celiac Disease is a very complex disease to diagnose. Symptoms vary from person to person.

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH)  Also called Duhring Disease is a chronic, very itchy skin rash made up of bumps and blisters

Talk to your doctor if you experience chronic skin rash, itchiness, burning typically around the elbows, buttocks, back and knees.

Dermatitis Herpetiformis is a sign of Celiac Disease.

Here are some great articles and information regarding this Disease:

Here is a book that read about when I was waiting at my GI doctor’s office:

This is definitely a book I will be reading in the near future.

Anyone ever suffer Dermatitis Herpetiformis before? What were your symptoms?




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