Microdermabrasion Lloydminster - Dermatitis Herpetiformis is normally abbreviated as DH or also referred to as Duhring`s Disease. It is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by blisters which are filled with a watery fluid. The name itself translates to meaning that it is a skin disorder having an appearance like herpes, even though, DH is not caused by or related to the herpes virus. DH was initially described by Dr. Louis Duhring in 1884, hence the name. In 1867, a correlation between gluten intolerance or celiac disease and DH was recognized. In the majority of cases, the age of onset is normally 15 to 40 years, though, DH could likewise affect the elderly as well as kids. Men and women are also affected. The prevalence of DH varies from 1 in 400 to 1 in 10,000.
Dermatitis Herpetiformis has a characteristic rash which contains chronic papulovesicular eruptions, that are extremely itchy. This particular kind of rash is usually distributed symmetrically on extensor surfaces like the knees, back of neck, elbows, back and the buttocks. The blisters could range from being up to 1 cm across to really small. As this particular condition is very itch intensive, the need to scratch can be overwhelming. This can cause the person to really scratch blisters off before they could be examined by a doctor of medicine. Intense itching or intense burning sensation are occasionally felt prior to blisters appearing in a specific part.
The severity of Dermatitis Herpetiformis could vary eventually if left untreated. Quite often, the first indications appear in early adulthood, between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. The first obvious indications are the small vesicles or papules that resemble blisters or bumps. The first signs are intensive burning and itching. Usually, the very first blisters appear on the shoulders, on the lower end of the spinal column, along the hairline and at times in the mouth. Rarely, does the rash happen on various mucous membranes other than the mouth or the lips. If gluten ingestion is avoided and the correct medication is administered, the indications often disappear. In some cases, taking oral contraceptives could worsen the symptoms.
The signs of DH tend to come and go, in short periods of time, yet are always persistent. These symptoms could be accompanied by tiredness and abdominal pain and several symptoms of celiac disease.
The DH rash usually forms and disappears in 3 stages. The individual would at first see a slight discoloration of the skin where the lesions appear. The next stage will be the lesions transforming into groups of obvious papules and vesicles. The healing stage of the lesions is the last stage of development. Often this set of symptoms is characterized by a skin color change. This may lead to parts of the skin turning darker or lighter compared to the color of the skin somewhere else on the body. Due to the intense itching, people usually scratch which could result in the formation of crusts.
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