Dermatitis herpetiformis, which is also known as Duhring’s disease, is a condition that occurs in people that have celiac disease.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes a reaction when the patient consumes gluten. Gluten is found in foods that are made from wheat, which is a common source of the protein, such as pasta, bread, and pastries.
Dermatitis herpetiformis is caused by a reaction to the production of an antibody that gluten-intolerant persons produce when they consume gluten. This, in turn, causes a range of other symptoms, and here is a look at some of the most common.
Symptom #1: Itching
An itch can often be dealt with quite easily just by giving it a scratch. It is often a case of having to remove something that is irritating the skin, but this is not always the case. Sometimes, the itch is caused by something that is not so easy to just remove, and this can be agonizing for the patient.
One of the worst symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis for patients is the intense itching it can cause. The itching can be extremely intense and also persistent, leaving the patient in a state of permanent torment. Despite the discomfort caused, it is important that patients try to avoid scratching the area to prevent damage to the skin.