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How do I care for someone with dermatitis herpetiformis?

The main task you must undertake to help someone with dermatitis herpetiformis is to stick to a diet free of gluten. Gluten is found in anything made from wheat, rye, and barley. Many companies have begun to make and label gluten-free products. It is also important to make sure the person takes medication (such as the antibiotic dapsone) and follows any other recommendations from their doctor.

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