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To think this is Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Coeliac rash?)

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LightBe Sat 23-Mar-19 22:13:18


My boyfriend noticed a ‘rash’ on his lower leg three weeks ago. He says that it’s furiously itchy and is driving him mad.

We’ve tried hydrocortisone cream, but it hasn’t helped. It’s actually getting larger.

He’s being investigated for Coeliac Disease and I wondered if his rash looks like dermatitis herpetiformis? If not, can any one identify it?

Thank you.

GirlcalledJack Sat 23-Mar-19 22:47:34

I have Coeliac disease and quite honestly I didn’t even know a Coeliac rash was a thing, I’ve certainly never experienced it and it has never been brought up by anyone I have spoken to about their symptoms.

I’m off to google now as I’m clearly quite ignorant on my own medical issues blush

Sorry I can’t help OP.

NicoAndTheNiners Sat 23-Mar-19 22:51:11

Dd has coeliac, it doesn't look like the coeliac rash I've seen.

Fettuccinecarbonara Sat 23-Mar-19 22:52:06

It looks like shingles to me

dementedpixie Sat 23-Mar-19 22:55:20

Shingles wouldn't still be there after 3 weeks. Could be a fungal type thing. Has he seen a gp/ pharmacist?

justasking111 Sat 23-Mar-19 22:57:43

GP for him I think.

Fettuccinecarbonara Sat 23-Mar-19 23:04:55

Ooops I missed the 3 weeks part! Very unlikely to be shingles!

chocafrolic Sat 23-Mar-19 23:22:59

DH gets this on his hips and drives him bonkers (he’s coeliac and it comes up occasionally) he uses demovate which helps.

InfiniteCurve Sat 23-Mar-19 23:36:19

It looks like the patches of eczema I'm currently being driven up the wall by to me.
But I don't find hydrocortisone strong enough to deal with it -I have betnovate.
He should go to the GP,there are different possibilities,different treatments,go see someone who can actually help.

TheDarkPassenger Sun 24-Mar-19 11:06:31

I have CD and usually the rash is way more spread out and more ‘dotty’

Sorry if that doesn’t help but he does need to see a gp

OneStepSideways Sun 24-Mar-19 11:15:27

It could be anything! Looks more like a fungal rash to me. My ex had the same rash on his lower legs and tried many creams, but it cleared up naturally in summer. He was constantly scratching and it smelt bad too!

Thistles24 Sun 24-Mar-19 11:53:21

Doesn’t look like it to me from the pictures. DS has it, and they’re very raised, thick and scabby lesions. envy not envy!

Draughtincluder Sun 24-Mar-19 12:08:35

It looks like discoid eczema also called numula eczema ( those spellings might not be quite right. )

Dermovate is the strongest steroid and the only thing that works. It’s only available on prescription and GPs don’t like to give it out because of its strength but you only need a bit of it.

Not a GP or a medic but after DH had it all over his body and the gp couldn’t diagnose it I did a course on Dr Google and I was right.

Totaldogsbody Sun 24-Mar-19 12:20:17

Looks like dermatitis to me. The doc prescribed me ichthopaste bandages which worked really well for an exceptionally bad breakout last September. You cover the area with the bandage then put a layer of cling film over it and lastly cover it with a crepe bandage. You can buy it on Amazon. Before you go to these extremes though I'd get it checked with the doctor not being medically trained most of us don't know what it is, me included.

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