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  1. I'm actually from South Korea.. which I've read from one of your articles (thanks btw) that it's more common there?
  2. That is so disheartening to hear.. everyone and anyone (even if they're not docs) know that scabies itch like hell.. and sounds like what's happening to you is happening to me as well. my skin inflames and swells up (you know for some people, if they scratch their skin, the skin inflames) at first (whether they are big bubble-looking inflammations or small, mosquito looking "puffs"). then i scratch until the small bumps burst open and bleed.. they itch SO BAD. and i know scabies tend to get worse at night but mine seems to want to itch whenever it wants to.. no specific time set here.. my skin is covered in scars.. it's summer and I want to wear short sleeve shirts but i can't. my co-workers freaked out when i showed them my scars because they looked so bad... have you tried scar creams? if so, what works best? i bought mederma and am hoping it works......
  3. The major areas that I'm experiencing these rashes and itching are mainly on my elbow, forearm, and on the sides of my thighs. I also have major itching and bumpy blisters (hard, not soft blisters) that appear on my scalp. my mid chest and belly (above AND below the umbilical cord) seems to be affected as well.. I know scabies attacks the folds of your skin (like finger webs and insides of your elbow)... but those parts on my body aren't itchy.. I do want a diagnosis but i'm scared to go in and get tested since i've been on a gluten free diet since this may.. should i go back to eating gluten?
  4. hmm. so the docs can deny testing you just because of your ethnicity? and yes. I would love to get a diagnosis but don't know where to go at this point.. I don't have other symptoms of celiac like diarrhea and fatigue, just intense itching and small bumps that appear and disappear and occasionally burst open. And my grandma on my mom's side was a diabetic, and my dad also is a type 2 diabetic.. could that have anything to do with it?
  5. I am 22 year old, asian female. I've been living in the US since I was about 9 years old. I've always dealt with skin rashes and such growing up but as soon as I turned 22, my skin has been blowing up with rashes. They're super itchy, some filled with liquid like blisters but mostly just white bumps that turn slight translucent pink. If I itch too hard, (which is almost always the case) it bursts open and leaves circular, welt like scars. My gen. practitioner told me that it could be scabies so I was prescribed Permethrin cream.. which seems to not work.. So I've been doing some research and came across the name Dermatitis Herpetiformis. I've also read that it's very uncommon among asian ethnicity.. but I took some pictures http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg597/ugoglenn/2012-05-18224743.jpg http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg597/ugoglenn/2012-05-18224829.jpg http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg597/ugoglenn/2012-05-18224725.jpg http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg597/ugoglenn/2012-05-18224609.jpg Does this look like DH? I've been trying to go on a gluten free diet.. but like many weaklings.. i've been cheating. So any advice helps! Thanks!