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Question Regarding Dh Symptoms.

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Does DH always itch?  I have had a recurring full-body rash for the last few months.  I have seen a few dermatologists with no success.  While the rash is full-body, it is primarily vesicular on the hands/feet (and to a far lesser degree on the arms).  Moreover, while the rash is generally very itchy, the vesicular parts itch only a very little (little enough that I'm generally unbothered).

Has anyone with confirmed DH ever had the vesicular parts of their rash not itch?

 

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My dh rash vesicular or not always itches - sometimes itches/burns/stings or any combination of the three or two. 


Gluten free Dec. 2011
Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Reynaud's October 2018

Rheumatoid Arthritis October 2018

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I think Dh is always blistery and itches.  I think the amount of itchiness may just depend on each person's ability to tolerate it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/what-is-dermatitis-herpetiformis-dh

 

"Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an itchy, blistering skin condition that’s a form of celiac disease. The rash usually occurs on the elbows, knees and/or buttocks, and is characterized by its bilateral nature; both knees (and/or both arms) are affected, seldom just one. Many people with DH have no digestive symptoms and only about 40% of them have the positive blood tests (serology) for celiac disease. However, they almost always have the same, gluten-dependent intestinal damage as those with the more common symptoms of celiac disease."

 

 

Not sure if we have any currently active members with skin biopsy diagnosed DH?


 

 

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Sorry. Just to clarify: you're saying that your DH rash is always itchy and varies between itching, burning and stinging?

It can be just itchy or it can be itching & stinging or it can be itching, stinging & burning or it can be itchy & burning. HOWEVER I am now over 3years gluten-free and the few rashes I have no longer itch (or sting or burn) like a mutha all the time. They never burn anymore at all.

 

I am not skin biopsy dx'd but am dx'd with celiac based upon symptoms & resolution. My GI dx'd me & said it is dh.


Gluten free Dec. 2011
Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Reynaud's October 2018

Rheumatoid Arthritis October 2018

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