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Is This Dh?

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Yesterday, my face broke out in these burning red bumps that are incredibly itchy. I went to the doctor on my college campus and all that he could tell me is that they are little blisters. I tried to ask him about celiac and dh, but he had not idea what either of them were (he thought celiac caused shock and I got a blank stare when I mentioned dh). So needless to say, I got very little info from him. I've seen pictures of dh, and it looks a lot like what I have. I know that the only way to get an offical dh diagnosis is to have a skin biopsy, but I can't get in to see my doctor for a few days (and even then, who knows how long it will take to see a dermatoligist). I have a few questions for all of the dh sufferers out there. 1) do my symptoms sound like dh? 2) what can I do to help it go away asap? I have a wedding to go to at the end of the month, and I don't want my face to look like this when I go. 3) Do you have any other advice?

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Danielle

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DH on the face is not unheard of (although it is unusual) but to have it on your face only would be strange. If you've been strictly gluten-free since January and never had DH before, it would be very unusual to get it now.

The only ways I know to get rid of DH are to be gluten-free and to take dapsone. And I doubt any doctor would prescribe dapsone without first diagnosing it.

richard

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I saw my dr today and he argeed with you Richard.He thought it looked like dh, but he said that he thinks something else is causing this. Anyways, he put me on prednisone to help it go away. Hopefully it helps.

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I get blisters on my neck and near my hairline that look like you're describing. I also get a rash on my scalp. I found out that my shampoo had wheat in it, stopped using it, and haven't had this problem since then. I assumed that it must be some kind of allergic reaction since it happened topically.

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I had a similar situation on my face last week and it was impetigo! It's a staph skin infection and is very contagious, usually found in children. When the blisters break, it spreads as well, and looks ugly.

It clears up pretty quick with a prescription antibiotic cream, though.

I'd look into it...

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I also have some strange red bumps on my face-but they do not look like these pictures.

there are no blisters, just bumps.

also, they do not itch.

I did eat gluten last week, but the bumps did not show up until a week later.

One of my eyelids is also puffy.

Could this be a gluten reaction that will pass, or could it be the beginning stage of DH? any ideas?

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I also have some strange red bumps on my face-but they do not look like these pictures.

there are no blisters, just bumps.

also, they do not itch.

I did eat gluten last week, but the bumps did not show up until a week later.

One of my eyelids is also puffy.

Could this be a gluten reaction that will pass, or could it be the beginning stage of DH? any ideas?

Hey

I have red bumps on my face and elbows and knees. I am the one who ate pickles last week and hurt dearly for it. Maybe it's my face products?

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I had a similar situation on my face last week and it was impetigo! It's a staph skin infection and is very contagious, usually found in children. When the blisters break, it spreads as well, and looks ugly.

It clears up pretty quick with a prescription antibiotic cream, though.

I'd look into it...

I woke up this morning with another ugly rash on my face, so I went to the dr on campus (not the same dr as before), and he said he had no idea what it was. So, I asked him if it could be impetigo, and it turns out that it is! So, thank you Chelsea for posting about it on here, because if you hadn't, I would not have known to ask about it (and obviously the dr was too dumb to figure it out on his own).

So I get to go to school tomorrow with this really gross stuff on my face ( I can't get out of class because of finals). Sounds like fun <_< .

Thanks Chelsea!!!!!!!

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