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WoW what a wonderful site this is I am learning more in a couple of minutes here then I have learned in the last 3 yrs of my husband having Celiac.....

My husband gets blisters only on his feet not all the time we have not been able to pin point or how to pin point when he does get them, but he does terrible ones makes it so hard for him walk or stand on his feet and at night it gets really bad his feet burn and itch and hurt him so badly, the doctor checked him for diabetits but says he does not have it, and then we asked the doctor if the celiac would cause it and he said no, and here I come and see a post with pics and they are the same ones that appear on my husbands feet just worse because of him having to wear shoes and socks...Is there something we can do or tell the doctor to do & check this coming 15 when we see him ? When he breaks out again I will post a pic them if that is ok to do so here ?

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WoW what a wonderful site this is I am learning more in a couple of minutes here then I have learned in the last 3 yrs of my husband having Celiac.....

My husband gets blisters only on his feet not all the time we have not been able to pin point or how to pin point when he does get them, but he does terrible ones makes it so hard for him walk or stand on his feet and at night it gets really bad his feet burn and itch and hurt him so badly, the doctor checked him for diabetits but says he does not have it, and then we asked the doctor if the celiac would cause it and he said no, and here I come and see a post with pics and they are the same ones that appear on my husbands feet just worse because of him having to wear shoes and socks...Is there something we can do or tell the doctor to do & check this coming 15 when we see him ? When he breaks out again I will post a pic them if that is ok to do so here ?

Hi and welcome!

Blisters are a hallmark of DH, as you probably know since your husband already has a diagnosis of celiac disease....that's terrible that they appear on his feet! My husband has had DH pretty much everywhere at one time or another.... :(

Do your husband's blisters turn purple when they begin to heal up? If so, do the purple spots linger for a very long time (weeks or months)? The purple marks while healing are one of the classic characteristics of DH.

If not, has the dermatologist considered that it might be palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP)? This is a somewhat uncommon form of psoriasis (another autoimmune disease) where you can develop pus-filled blisters on your hands or feet, along with deep painful cracks in the skin. My husband has this too, poor guy, but on his hands not his feet.

Here is a link where you can see some pictures of this type of psoriasis:

http://dermnetnz.org/scaly/palmoplantar-pustulosis.html

Unfortunately celiacs can have any of several different types of skin problems, not just DH but psoriasis, eczema, and keratosis pilaris.

Good luck in finding your answers! I hope your husband begins to heal very soon!

JoAnn

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P.S. I don't know if you can post pictures here, but many people post them somewhere else then post a link to the pics here.

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