Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Also indexed as:Dermatitis Multiformis, Duhring’s Disease, Hydroa herpetiforme, Circinatus Bullosus
This rare but serious food allergy can cause uncomfortable rashes. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Forego milk A milk-free diet may improve symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis, according to preliminary reports.
Give up glutenTo avoid the allergic reaction that causes dermatitis herpetiformis, eat a diet free of wheat, rye, and barley.

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