Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy skin outbreak that looks like small clusters of red, itchy bumps. You may feel a burning sensation before getting tiny water blisters that can be scratched off. The remaining scabs usually heal in about two weeks, but new spots will return.
There’s no cure for dermatitis herpetiformis, but it can go into remission. It can be treated with medication to relieve the burning, itching, and irritation. Avoid the triggers that may cause your symptoms to worsen, such as harsh soaps. Keep your skin healthy by washing it with a mild cleanser and moisturizing it regularly. Consult a dermatologist about other ways to manage your dermatitis herpetiformis.