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Are there alternative treatments for dermatitis herpetiformis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Aside from medication, the only other treatment for dermatitis herpetiformis is a gluten-free diet. Because the body is unable to properly digest foods that contain gluten, people with dermatitis herpetiformis should avoid eating gluten to manage their symptoms.

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