Quick Roundup Of The Dermatitis Herpetiformis Disease

dermatitis herpetiformis

This disease, also abbreviated to DH, is one of a number of symptoms related to the Celiac disease and/or levels of gluten sensitivity or intolerance. But unfortunately for those who do suffer from the dermatitis herpetiformis it is one of the most painful. Apart from the pain, it is also quite unsightly. That is because the DH symptoms are grotesquely manifested as red blisters. As if the pain was not enough, these blisters are also quite itchy.

More harm done to the human body and mind as poor sufferers proceed to scratch those blisters to open sores. That is to say these poor folks have not yet been properly diagnosed and treated. It is quite possible for this form of dermatitis to be mistaken for another skin disease, but just one quick and simple test reveals all. What happens is that the specialist medical practitioner takes a minute sample of the skin and tests it for the presence of antibodies related to the DH disease.

If such antibodies are found, an inspection of the small intestines may also be carried out. Since the disease was first formally diagnosed in the middle sixties, the only forms of treatment have only ever been by way of prescribed medicine. But of course, there was never a sure fire guarantee that the medicines tried out would work. That is until the discovery of an antibiotic drug. Treatment through this drug does work.

But there are a number of side effects for the sufferer. If that was not enough for the poor sufferer, he or she would be required to take the drug for life. It could be quite costly, in more ways than one. But the light emerged from the tunnel a number of years ago already as many folks and those practicing medicine searched for and found healthier alternatives which, as it turns out, were far more effective than the clinical prescribed conventions.

Today, all it takes is a switch to a healthy, balanced diet. Meal plans put together by qualified nutritionists will emphasize the use of quinoa. It was originally indigenous to regions around South America but is now widely available as a grown crop and supermarket shelf product. DH comes about as a result of the human body’s immune system carrying out its antagonistic response to the gluten protein in the dermal layer of the skin.