It could be Dermatitis Herpetiformis?

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I’m writing and posting this pic because I am at a loss. Been to three different doctors in a week and they all dismiss this as “contact dermatitis”. It is definitely not contact dermatitis as it is just spreading and growing. It is all over my arms, chest, hands & fingertips, now legs and starting on face. It’s odd though because if I get it in one spot, I know it is going to show up in the same area on the opposite side of my body. I have had Irritable Bowel Syndrome since I was about 12 and have some other symptoms that, now that I have looked at the symptoms of Celiac, would make sense. Does this pic look like it could be Dermatitis herpetiformis?


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  1. Please get tested for Lyme disease and mold

  2. It looks like it to me. Please go to a dermatologist, they will help you. My family doctor was no help what so ever.

  3. I was diagnosed with Lyme , I had bullseye rash. This looks like the celiac rash, dermatitis herpiformis

  4. I had DH for over a decade. Docs always wrote it off as folliculitis but never cleared with their creams & meds. I would get it on my lower arms & shins/knees. Went gluten free & was gone 4 days later. My daughter gets it on her torso and hands (even between fingers) when exposed to gluten. This looks just like it but more severe than I had it.

  5. Have you have metabolic liver panels ran? This could be a result of a problems with your liver.

  6. It does look like DH I have it just like that really bad nothing works for me either but make sure u get tested for celiac because once u r diagnosed u might get better in a gluten free diet also another idea is to ask if u have urticaria I do am waiting on test results for mast cell activity syndrome which will explain my others symptoms and why the rash won’t go. But first find out if u have celiac disease. Also I’m very allergic I can’t be in the same room as normal flour or it causes me to have a anaphylactic reaction and can’t touch anything with gluten

  7. Try a dermatologist maybe they can help.

  8. First of all deworm yourself ( the whole coarse) then take one whole lemon one fresh ginger the size of the lemon and three cloves cut and boil it all together with 4 cups water add honey 2 tb spoons and drink it as a tea five times a day it should start going lighter and disappearing in no time do this everyday as it is antifungal and anti viral and it clears the skin cut out sugar and wheat or anything thAT ferments remember your lrobiotics every every every every every every day!!!!!! Let me know your results as you’ ll start this amazing thing today by the 5th of sep you will feel awesome and ready and fresh for spring time ???????????????☘??

  9. Mine was definitely autoimmune. Had about 2 months

  10. Candida rash?

  11. Looks a lot like scabies :/

  12. Looks like a gluten rash.

  13. It looks almost like a yeast thing like someone I knew had. Or fungal.

  14. See a dermatologist…if it doesn’t go away, they can do a small punch biopsy to get an answer.

  15. looks painfull hun xxx

  16. I hope you feel better soon!!!

  17. Have you gone to a dermatologist?

  18. Looks like hives with a rash. Get tested for food allergies.

  19. It could be reaction to shower products as some have gluten in them. If I us shampoo with gluten in it I get a itchy scalp and sores

  20. That is exactly the rash I had when I was diagnosed with celiac disease- doctors tried to play it off like they either didn’t know why I had it or it was a skin condition. Eventually they told me it is a result of celiac disease. It went away for me once I switched to a totally gluten free and dairy free diet. Took about 3 months. So sorry you’re going through this- it’s not a good feeling at all 🙁

  21. That’s what my shingles looked like but mine was server head to toe.\n\nGood luck seeking answers

  22. It does look like DH I have it just like that really bad nothing works for me either but make sure u get tested for celiac because once u r diagnosed u might get better in a gluten free diet also another idea is to ask if u have urticaria I do am waiting on test results for mast cell activity syndrome which will explain my others symptoms and why the rash won’t go. But first find out if u have celiac disease. Also I’m very allergic I can’t be in the same room as normal flour or it causes me to have a anaphylactic reaction and can’t touch anything with gluten

  23. Insist on a biopsy of the rash.

  24. My mom has something similiar.. she is allergic to the sun..

  25. You need a biopsy from Dermatologist. I had a rash after a hep b vaccine in nursing school in 2007 and I had a rash 1 year and then for last 10 years I have rash with a flare and get very sick. Drs now say it Lupus/undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Well I got a derm and finally biopsied my rash and it it said dermal mucinosis and inflammation. Derm said most likely Lupus Sle. Also had a rash years ago that was so bad drs wouldn’t help and I could barely walk. Derm in NJ at the time biopsied my rash and it said severe allergic reaction to oral meds. So 2 seperate biopsies figured out it was my anxiety med and asthma albuterol ventolin inhaler. The rash I had for 10 years I always thought it was a gluten rash but with biopsy I finally had answers. Please request biopsy at dermatologist and don’t let them quess.

  26. I have captured a really sore blister like pimple starting does this look like DH?

  27. What state u live in…u need a naturopath…watch dr.kan he does free videos on line…he is i az people travel all over to c him…this is gut related diet…dermatoligist wont help you…read whole 30 or paleo…no wheat dairy soy sugar rice…eat fruit like berries kale spinach sockeye salmon buffalo organic no gmo…buckle up…get strict…

  28. When I went off of all carbs it went away.

  29. It could be dermatitis herpetiformis. Get off gluten for at least 6 weeks and see if it helps.

  30. Try to cut out dairy completely

  31. Just know that you can get better: Yes, see your doctors, but look into a natural health experts for different perspectives (than medical profession gives you). At this point: document everything you eat/drink; use the most natural skin care (an unscented castile or pure organic soap/glycerin soap) and use a pure detergent i.e.; a small amount of liquid castile, with vinegar instead of fabric softener, no synthetic scented dryer sheets- as these issues are most likely not the cause of rash, but will irritate rash/skin. Read and research each ‘n every ingredient in everything you use, eat, drink. Healing Blessings!

  32. It’s a food allergy … I was also told contact allergy … go for blood tests for food allergy …

  33. Silly question but have you died your hair recently? I have seen a reaction similar to this one with the use of a hair dye containing a large amount of henna xx

  34. I agree with all the above. My daughter had something similar. The treatment was oil like coconut oil. Take by mouth and rub on the rash. Her body did not contain enough oil.

  35. I was also allergic to the toxic dryer sheets that I no longer use

  36. What have you decided to do about this? Did you decide to get him PROPERLY TESTED?

  37. I get that every once in a while, mine is auto immune. When I have a flare prednisone knocks it right out!!!!\nIt’s called Erythema Multiforme
    I can get it from Food & even laundry detergent.

  38. See a dermatologist! Skin rashes are the most difficult things for Dr.s to diagnose.

  39. Looks like gluten rash. Take 30 minute detox baths 2x a week. 2 cups Epsom salt, 1 cup baking soda, peppermint oil. Stay hydrated as the baths can pull alot of fluids from u.

  40. Contact dermatitis is literally- your derma (skin) is inflamed (Itis) due to contact with something. \nYou have been glutened, or have been in contact with an allergen- either internally or externally.

  41. I have the same thing. Docs are baffled that if I break out on one side of my body it appears on the opposite side too

  42. Do any of you have terrible joint pain? My spots seem to be getting better but my joints are aching more every day. And I have no appetite at all.

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