Friday, January 01, 2010

Approximately 7 months a rash appeared on my back. It appears to be related to me being celiac, the medical term for the rash is Dermatitis Herpetiformis (from what I can gather from the internet). Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an autoimmune blistering skin disease associated with coeliac disease http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40001007/

I was diagnosed as celiac approximately 11 or 12 years ago and never have I had a rash. I am on a strict gluten-free diet (my wife cooks & bakes most of our food).

This rash is very itchy and has a burning sensation. I sometimes scratch until it bleeds. The rash is itchy/burning most of the time but there are times that I hardly notice. My doctors (GP & Homeopathic) had not seen a rash like this before. I am trying to treat this rash naturally but have not had much success with Homepathic remedies.

Antobiotic "Dapsone" is first choice for medical treatment, and reduces the itch within a day or two. Cautions and blood monitoring requirements should be noted. This drug is given to people with leprosy and seems to have bad side affects!!

Has anyone had success treating Dermatitis Herpetiformis ?
Is there a website out there that can help me?