Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Symptoms of Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Dermatitis Herpetiformis also known as Duhring's Disease, is an intensely itchy blistering skin condition. The name Dermatitis Herpetiformis is misleading as it appears to imply that it is somehow related to or caused by the herpes virus. Dermatitis Herpetiformis is so named because the skin inflammation and blisters are very similar in appearance to an outbreak of herpes.

The Dermatitis Herpetiformis rash occurs in three stages of development. In the initial stage, the skin appears to have is a slight discoloration at the site where the lesions will appear. An intense itching and burning are the first symptoms to be felt, and may occur up to 12 hours before the rash becomes visible. The first visible signs are the small papules that resemble red bumps or blisters.

In the middle stage, these discolored skin lesions change into groups or patches of blisters and papules. The blisters can vary in size from very small up to 1 cm across or .394 inch across which is roughly 4/10 of an inch. As the blisters develop, itching and burning may persist to up to 10 days, when they finally begin to crust. The blisters tend to appear in a symmetrical pattern on the buttocks, back of neck, shoulders, scalp, elbows, knees, back and, may be present on the lower end of the spinal column, and within the mouth. The rash rarely occurs on other mucous membranes, excepting the mouth or lips. Sometimes when they appear on the face and along the hair line, the red papules may be mistaken for stage two rosacea.

In the final stage of development the healing begins and the groups of blisters are marked by a change in the color of the skin, in which the skin will skin turn darker or lighter than the color of the skin on the rest of the body.

The symptoms of Dermatitis herpetiformis are chronic, and they tend to come and go with periods of remission in between. The symptoms may be accompanied by abdominal pain and fatigue related to a gluten intolerance called Celiac Disease.

Causes of Dermatitis Herpetiformis

The cause of Dermatitis herpetiformis is unknown. Although researchers found a connection between Dermatitis herpetiformis and a gluten intolerance in 1967, the exact relationship has yet to be determined, they just occur to frequently appear together.

Treatment of Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Like many others patients, you will find that Dermatitis-Ltd III improves the appearance of your Dermatitis Herpetiformis skin. The appearance of symptoms will diminish. Always to continue to implement the lifestyles changes with 8 to 16 glasses of water depending on the size of your body and exercise and outside work or a combination thereof in addition to eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Treatment of Dermatitis herpetiformis involves a change in diet for improved results. An Alkaline diet that is gluten-free will reduce future outbreaks while boosting the immune system's ability to control the symptoms.

Antibacterials have been known to help with the itching once an outbreak occurs but it is best to note that many medications contain gluten. The antibacterial properties in the minerals in Dermatitis-Ltd have been found to be effective at soothing the skin and are gluten-free.