Patient discussion about dermatitis

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Q. What are the causes of dermatitis herpetiformis?

A1no one knows what triggers the body immune system to attack the body. but there is a theory it's has to be connected to your genetics of your immune system and getting infected by an unknown virus. they think most of the autoimmune diseases are caused by unknown viruses that have similar proteins to the tissues in your body and when the immune system reacts to it- it also attack the body.
A2Dermatitis herpetiformis is an autoimmune disease that causes clusters of extremely itchy blisters on the skin. The autoimmune system normally protects the body from infection and disease. When the autoimmune system malfunctions, something triggers the body to generate an immune response against itself. Dermatitis herpetiformis is caused by proteins called glutens found in foods containing wheat, barley, or rye. Normally, the immune system sends antibodies to attack foreign invaders in the body, such as infections. However, in people with dermatitis herpetiformis, the glutens trigger the immune system to attack the patient’s own skin. For the full article: http://www.hmc.psu.edu/healthinfo/d/dermatitisherpetiformis.htm
This may help also:
http://www.bestincosmetics.com/skin-disorders/dermatitis_herpetiformis.htm
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/d/dermatitis_herpetiformis/intro.htm
Hope this helps.

Q. I have atopic dermatitis and its been out of control : ( i was wondering any suggestions what to do?

This past year i have experienced 2 bacterial infections due to my open soars as well as a viral infection in which i was hospitalized. im so fusterated and scared i dont know what to do.. i personally dont think that creams and ointments work all that well. From what i have gathered eczema comes from the inside out? :S i also have allergies i tend to be allergic to everything environmental, animals dust, mold, as well as oral allergy syndrom to alot of foods. which is very difficult. i have been to numerous doctors and specialsist and they dont know what to do. the next step is to put me on an oral medication, sure it prevents it from coming but there are also alot of disadvantages to taking the pill. They also wanted me to go for uvb lights which are knowen to treat psriosis, which personalyy i dont feel it helps me ..realie.. eczema and psriosis are 2 totally diff skin diseases.. someone . PLEASEE HELP .. : )
A1I like the apple cider idea and hope that works for you. But I have a client who has suffered the same as you with her dermatitis and was also hospitalized with mirca staph infection. Her dr. has agreed to refer her to a mayo clinic I will come back and let you know what they do and if it works. God bless you hun and stay strong!!
it might be a while but I will come bk and let u know what they say :)
A2 this actualy works.. one tsp. of apple cider vinegar per day diluted in alot of water or apple juice. my son who is 3 yrs. old had horrible sores from ecsima and it was cleared up within 2 wks. he had been struggling with the condition his whole life and now he has been clear for 6mos. topically applied it burns like hell so dont apply it topically untill after the first week of treatment with dilution of water taken internally. by then the sores and itching should be gone..
don't do steroide cream unless necessary, the side affects greatly out weigh the potential good. i sincerely hope this helps you. let me know..
A3thr correct nutrition is very helpful too. you can prevented from spiced food and food from conserves. it help to my grandchild.

Q. My son has atopic dermatitis that is treated with topical cream. Is he in a greater risk for other diseases?

My 1 year old son has atopic dermatitis. We treat him with topical cream and he is getting better. What kind of a diseases is this? Is he in a greater risk for other diseases because of his skin lesions?
A1Atopic dermatitis is an immunological disease. As a guy that has many allergies I can say that i believe the best treatment is not topical cream. You need to find what causes the allergy and to exclude it from your life. This way you prevent the disease not just treat its symptoms.
A2Your son has an increased risk for other diseases. this is not because of his skin lesions but because of the base pathology of his diseases. Atopic dermatitis is an immunological disease and someone that has it is in a greater risk to have other immunological diseases. It is not connected to how much you care for him or how much you keep him clean.
My little brother had atopic dermatitis when he was 9 months old and now he is 12 years old and he is healthy
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