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Joyous

Acne Vs. Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Your experience with break outs.  

19 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you or have you had adult acne?

    • I have had adult acne.
      6
    • I have had pretty serious/significant adult acne.
      1
    • I also get (got) acne on my back/chest/other.
      6

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      I have not experienced any problems adult acne.
      2
    • I know I have (or have had) Dermatitis Herpetiformis.
      3
    • I have (or have had) Dermatitis Herpetiformis (diagnosed by a doctor) that I had once thought was just acne.
      1
  2. 2. Has it cleared up?

    • My acne cleared up almost entirely after I was gluten free, and I have been gluten free for over a month.
      5
    • My acne cleared up almost entirely after I was gluten free, and I have been gluten free for less than a month.
      0
    • My acne did not clear up after I was gluten free, and I have been gluten free for over a month.
      9
    • My acne did not clear up after I was gluten free, and I have been gluten free for less than a month.
      0
    • I am not yet gluten free.
      1
    • NA
      4
  3. 3. Did you try any treatments for adult acne?

    • Over the counter products, and they didn't seem to help much.
      9
    • Over the counter products, and they worked.
      4
    • I saw a dermatologist for adult acne.
      5
    • I tried topical prescription medication(s) for acne and they did not seem to help much.
      6
    • I tried topical prescription medication(s) for acne, and it/they worked.
      0
    • I tried oral medication(s) for acne, and it/they did not seem to help much.
      3
    • I tried oral medication(s) for acne, and it/they worked.
      2
    • I tried herbal or home remedies, and they didn't seem to help much.
      5
    • I tried herbal or home remedies, and it/they worked.
      1
    • NA
      5


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I'm wondering if it's possible that what a lot of people believe to be acne is sometimes actually mild Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

Please note that the last question is multiple choice.

Thanks!


Joy

Not gluten free yet because I'm waiting to be tested.

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Oops. I meant to vote for "I also get (got) acne on my back/chest/other" as well. Is there a way to fix that?


Joy

Not gluten free yet because I'm waiting to be tested.

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It's hard to guess if going gluten-free has helped my acne. I don't get it as bad during the winter - I'll know come summer if the diet is helping my acne.


Laura

Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism 1992

Diagnosed Adult ADD and Panic Disorder 2005

Diagnosed Gluten Intolerant 2006

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My acne cleared up a lot for the first year I was gluten free. It came back with a vengeance, and it's been bothering me for the last year. It's really itchy too. I think I may have another food allergy that is causing it, because my allergies in general have been insane over the last 6 months. (Going to the allergist this week.)


Gluten free since Feb 2006, Dairy and Soy free since 2009

Anemic off and on since 2003

Negative tTG Ab, IgA, Gliadin Ab IgA, wheat allergy (IgE) blood tests (Feb 2006)

Positive wheat allergy skin test(Apr 2006)and dietary response (Feb 2006)

Celiac grandmother (Dx in 1940s, "grew out of it")

Training for my first triathlon to support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

~Amy

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